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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...

Collections Up Close
Bertie Mandelblatt, Curator of Maps and Prints,

The JCB holds an extraordinary and rare image of a key moment in the Haitian Revolution. “Passage des onze jours de Pillage de la ville du Cap” is the work of J.L. Boquet, the same French painter who created one of most striking images featured...

The JCB is delighted to announce fellowship awards for 2022-23. Fellows will be working on the extraordinary range of research projects that the JCB’s extraordinary collections support; from 16th century Indigenous language materials to the early 19th century Caribbean, across, around, and along the early...