Sunday, June 15, 2014

Links & Reviews

- The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling in favor of HathiTrust. Read Jennifer Howard's Chronicle report, or the full decision.

- The grandson of historian Samuel Eliot Morison appeared in federal court this week, accused of stealing more than thirty boxes of his grandfather's papers from the Naval Historical Center. Samuel L. Morison, 69, faces up to ten years in prison for the theft of government property, and has been banned from visiting libraries and archives without court approval while awaiting trial. Morison was allegedly selling the documents on eBay via a Maryland bookstore. Reports in Reuters and the WaPo (the latter containing much more detail).

- The Beinecke Library has acquired the papers of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson.

- Over at TNR, Blaine Greteman writes "It's the End of the Humanities as We Know It ... And I feel fine."

- Sid and Ruth Lapidus have donated $2.5 million, as well as rare books and manuscripts relating to slavery, to the NYPL's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

- Boston's wonderful Brattle Book Shop is profiled in Rare Books Digest.

- At The Collation, Sarah Werner examines the four states of the Martin Droeshout portrait of Shakespeare.

- Hillary Clinton talked books with the NYTimes this week.

- The LATimes Summer Book Preview is worth a look-through, and over at the TLS reviewers are discussing which books they're looking forward to reading while on vacation.


- Margery Heffron's Louisa Catherine: The Other Mrs. Adams; review by Barry Alfonso in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

- Gustavo Faverón Patriau's The Antiquarian; review by Carmela Ciuraru in the NYTimes.

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