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The Penn Manuscript collective is a collaborative humanities research initiative between Professor Peter Stallybrass and undergraduates with the support and supervision of Will Noel, director of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies. We seek to to involve students of all levels of expertise in manuscript transcription and research. This collection contains archived posts from the Penn Manuscript Collective blog.

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Submissions from 2016

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An Afternoon with the Early Books Collective, John Baranik

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Letters as Physical Objects: A Hands-On Exploration, John Baranik

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Poems by John Syng Dorsey, Samantha DeStefano

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A Brief History of Paper: Craftsmanship, Then and Now, Nicole Flibbert

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A Recipe for Success: The Manuscript Collective Returns, Nicole Flibbert

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Three Transcriptions, Nicole Flibbert

Submissions from 2015

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And We're Off!, John Baranik

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The Cholera Camp Transcription Project, Nicole Flibbert

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The EMMO Exploration, Nicole Flibbert

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Transcription (and Tea!) at the Folger, Nicole Flibbert

Submissions from 2014

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Palaeography Group Holiday Party, John Baranik

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Writing on Writing on Writing: An Afternoon’s Foray Into Marginalia and Revisions, John Baranik

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The Penn Manuscript Collective: An Update, Nicole Flibbert

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The Pitman Project, Nicole Flibbert

Submissions from 2013

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Anatomy of a Letter, Pt. 2, John Baranik

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Anatomy of a Letter, Pt. 3, John Baranik

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And We're Off!, John Baranik

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A SHARP Turn and A Sunburn, John Baranik

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Digital Humanists and Big (platform) Shoes to Fill, John Baranik

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Featured Project: “In principio erat Algonquin: Native American Writings in America’s First Bible” by Nick DeFina, John Baranik

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Handwriting Woes!, John Baranik

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Introductions, Part 1, John Baranik

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It's SHARP Week!, John Baranik

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Sneak Peak -- T Shirts!, John Baranik

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Words, Words, Words! An Afternoon of Letters, John Baranik

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Anatomy of a Letter, Nicole Williams

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Introductions, Part 2!, Nicole Williams

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Things Are Still Moving!, Nicole Williams

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Website Set-Up, Nicole Williams