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José Montelongo,

The earliest products of the printing press in the Americas form an extraordinarily rich subset of the JCB collection, and we can learn so much from them. Books printed in Mexico in the 16th century attest to the violence of political and religious transformations, epistemic...

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Bertie Mandelblatt,

On November 4-5, I participated in Mount Vernon’s annual George Washington seminar whose theme this year was “Mapping the American Revolution.” The symposium was the showcase for a series of exciting papers that showed the direction of current map history scholarship: a paper on the...


The John Carter Brown Library is a world-leading library and research center for the study of the early Americas located on the campus of Brown University. Housing more than 50,000 of the rarest books in our field, the Library also has an extraordinary collections of...

The John Carter Brown Library is excited to welcome Mark Armstrong as our new Rare Material Research and Reference Librarian. Mark will be joining the reading room staff to assist researchers in the use of the JCB’s collections.

Mark served previously as the Archivist and...

Every year, the JCB awards over forty fellowships to scholars engaged in research on the early Americas. During the pandemic, the JCB will award both residential and remote fellowship support. All applications are due January 9, 2023!

Learn more and apply at: https://jcblibrary.org/fellowships/opportunities

The Brown University Library and the John Carter Brown Library are pleased to announce Roger Shaw Williams as the inaugural Head of Libraries Conservation. Roger’s first day will be October 1, 2022.

Reporting jointly to Michelle Venditelli, the Director of Collections Care for Brown University...