The Karpeles Manuscript Library


Among the Treasures of the Library



Historical

The Original Proposal Draft of The Bill of Rights of the United States of America

The Emancipation Proclamation Amendment to the United States Constitution

signed by Abraham Lincoln

The Justification letter which accompanied The Declaration of Independence

<---The Final Declaration of Allegiance Treaty

signed by every Indian tribe in the United States
and by the President of the United States

The original drafts of the Constitutions of France, Spain, Mexico, Ireland,

and
The Confederate States of America

The Thanksgiving Proclamation of the United States

signed by George Washington

The Olive Branch Petition



Musical

Beethoven's Emperor Concerto.
Mozart's Marriage of Figaro
Meddelssohn's Wedding Recessional
Wagner's Wedding March ("Here Comes the Bride").....
<---Handel's Messiah (in Beethoven's hand)
Puccini's Madame Butterfly
Or view a more complete list of the
most important musical treasures
at the Karpeles Manuscript Library.

Scientific

<---Galileo

Descartes.....Kepler.....Newton

Einstein

Darwin

Locke

Freud


Religious

Melanchthon

Calvin

The Ten Commandments

..... Cranmer

<.....Luther

Wesley

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Literary

Edgar Allen Poe

Charles Dickens

Arthur Conan Doyle

James Fenimore Cooper

Washington Irving

Roget's Thesaurus

Webster's Dictionary

<.....Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer

Or view a more complete list of the
most important literary treasures
at the Karpeles Manuscript Library.


The History of Space Travel

View a list of the most important manuscripts on Space travel


Woman's Rights

View a list of the most important manuscripts on Women's Rights


Medical History

View a list of the most important manuscripts on Medical History


The breadth of topics at the Karpeles ranges from Pope Lucius III's Proclamation of the Sacred Duties of the Knights of the Holy Crusades, signed in the year 1183 ... to the original report of Columbus' discovery of the New World ... to the Surrender Agreement of World War II