To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Cornell University Library is publicly displaying its original copy, which holds a bit of little-known history.
President Abraham Lincoln signed the Library’s copy of the historic document, which was set to be entered into the official record — but the president noticed a mistake made by the clerk transcribing the document. A new copy was prepared and signed later in the day, but this original version with the clerical error had already been leaked and circulated in several newspapers.
The original document will be part of the Library’s “Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation at 150” exhibition, and it will be on display from Feb. 11 to Feb. 18 in the Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.
“In terms of speed and the breadth of material now accessible to anyone in the world, this is really revolutionary,” says audio curator Greg Budney, describing a major milestone just achieved by the Macaulay Library archive at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. All archived analog recordings in the…
I guarantee this is the coolest thing you will learn about all weekend.
Woop! There’s a review of a book from a person from Cornell’s Ornithology Lab in the upcoming Feb. 15 issue of LJ.