Guided show-and-tell

Acquiring Americana at the JCB: An Introduction to our Collection


Virtual Event (Broadcast from the Reading Room of the John Carter Brown Library)

book with manuscript annotations

Join Director and Librarian Neil Safier and members of the Library's curatorial staff – Domingo Ledezma (Curator of European Books), Bertie Mandelblatt (Curator of Maps and Prints), and José Montelongo (Curator of Latin American Books) – for an introduction to the world-renowned collection of books, maps, and prints related to early American history at the JCB. Using recent acquisitions as a jumping-off point, the presentation will focus on opportunities to explore the history of the early Americas – from Greenland to Patagonia, from colonial Mexico to revolutionary Haiti – from the comfort of your own living room or dorm room. 

View a recording of the event by clicking play below!