Collections

Centuries of handwritten heritage preserved and available for all.

Western European Manuscripts

Manuscripts in Latin and vernacular languages, with particular strengths in manuscripts from Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Western European Manuscripts

Eastern Christian Manuscripts

Manuscripts from Eastern Christianity’s historic cradle and areas of early expansion in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia, with important holdings in Armenian, Coptic, Church Slavonic, Geʻez, and Syriac.

Eastern Christian Manuscripts

Islamic Manuscripts

Manuscripts from communities in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu, and other languages.

Islamic

Buddhist & Hindu Manuscripts

Manuscripts from Nepal and Laos in Hindi, Lao, Malay, Malayalam, Nepali, Newari, Pali, Sanskrit, and other languages.

Buddhist & Hindu

Malta Manuscripts

Manuscripts and archival material related to the history of Malta and of the Sovereign Military Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta from libraries and archives in Malta, Europe, and throughout the Mediterranean region.

Malta Manuscripts