HMML has photographed more than 250,000 handwritten texts from 550+ partner libraries around the world.
HMML permanently archives the images, describes their contents, and makes them available online.
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thousands of items across
HMML's many collections.
National Endowment for the Humanities names Fr. Columba Stewart, OSB, the 2019 Jefferson Lecturer. Learn more.
Since its founding at Saint John's University in 1965, HMML has partnered with libraries in more than 20 countries to photograph historic manuscripts in dozens of languages. Many are accessible only through HMML’s images. Some of the original manuscripts were later destroyed, stolen, lost, or moved for safekeeping. These and many other manuscripts are accessible only through HMML’s images.Visit the Places
HMML works with librarians, religious leaders, governmental authorities, and other not-for-profit organizations to preserve the contents of historic and endangered manuscripts.Meet the People