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$896,000 Grant for Virginia’s Rare Book School

Great news for the University of Virginia where an $896,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has been awarded to the college’s Rare Book School.

The Rare Book School is a non-profit organization that sponsors classes for academics, historians, book collectors and archivists interested in the history of books, manuscripts and the written word.

“The purpose of the grant is to help young scholars, both doctoral and untenured faculty, to learn how to read the physical objects that convey texts,” Rare Book School director Michael Suarez told the University of Virginia’s Daily Cavalier newspaper.

The grant will be used to provide 20 scholarships. This New York Times article from July offers more information about the Rare Book School.

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