Manuscript Road Show with Lisa Fagin Davis

Lisa Fagin Davis, executive director of the Medieval Academy of America, will be at the main library on Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31, to answer questions and offer free verbal evaluations/appraisals of illuminated manuscripts.  Davis is especially interested in manuscripts that were sold by Lima Public Library during the 1930s-50s. 


 One-on-One Manuscript Evaluations


Does your family have a manuscript page in their possession?  Are you interested in learning more about it and, possibly, what it might be worth? 

If so, please contact call or email Karen Sommer at :419-228-5113 ext. 116,  or sommerk@limalibrary.com to schedule an "antiques road show" type meeting with Davis.  Davis will be at the main Library on Thursday, March 30, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon, and from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.; and on Friday, March 31, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon.  Walk-ins are welcome, however, scheduled appointments will receive priority. 


Lisa Fagin Davis

LFD received her PhD in Medieval Studies from Yale University in 1993.  She has catalogued medieval manuscript collections at Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, Wellesley College, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Boston Public Library, and several private collections.  In addition to serving as Executive Director of the Medieval Academy of America, Davis regularly teaches an introduction to manuscript studies at the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science.  She is the author of "The Manuscript Road Trip," a blog devoted to promoting collections of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in North America.  Recent projects include co-curating the major exhibition "Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections," which opened in three Boston area venues in 2016.