Austria

Austria


  • Region

    Europe
  • Country

    Austria
  • Cities

    Admont, Bregenz, Graz, Heiligenkreuz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Klosterneuburg, Kremsmünster, Lambach, Linz, Melk, Salzburg, Seitenstetten, St. Florian, Vienna, Villach, Vorau, Wiener Neustadt, Zwettl, and many others
  • Repositories

    Austrian National Library, Stift Klosterneuburg, Stift Melk, Stift Sankt Paul im Lavanttal, Stift Sankt Peter (Salzburg), Stift Admont, University of Graz, University of Innsbruck, Tiroler Landesarchiv, Stift Sankt Florian, Stift Göttweig, Stift Kremsmünster, Stift Zwettl, and other university, monastic, and state libraries
  • Languages

    Latin, German, Arabic, Armenian, Turkish, Greek, Persian, Czech, Dutch, French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Slavonic, Spanish, and others
  • Project Dates

    1965-1973
  • Partners

    University Microfilms International

Father Oliver Kapsner, OSB, started HMML’s manuscript preservation work at Kremsmünster Abbey in April 1965. Over the course of eight years more than 30,000 manuscripts were microfilmed at 70 libraries, including the Austrian National Library (c. 14,000 manuscripts) and several large monastic collections: Admont, Göttweig, Klosterneuburg, Armenian Mechitarist Congregation, Melk, Sankt Paul im Lavanttal, Sankt Florian, Sankt Peter (Salzburg). Along with many smaller libraries, larger collections were filmed at the universities in Graz, Innsbruck, and Salzburg, as well as provincial libraries and archives in Graz, Innsbruck, Linz, and Klagenfurt. Materials from all areas of research on pre-modern Europe (and sometimes beyond) were filmed, as well as manuscripts from other parts of Central Europe. Along with several thousand papyrus fragments in Arabic, Coptic, and Greek, HMML also filmed large collections of manuscripts in Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish (Austrian National Library), and Armenian (Mechitarist Library).

Stift Sankt Florian, St. Florian Stift Sankt Florian, St. Florian
Fr. Oliver Kapsner, OSB, and University Microfilms’ Eugene B. Power with the minibus used to transport microfilm equipment and crew through Austria in the 1960s Fr. Oliver Kapsner, OSB, and University Microfilms’ Eugene B. Power with the minibus used to transport microfilm equipment and crew through Austria in the 1960s
Bischöfliche Bibliothek zu Klagenfurt Bischöfliche Bibliothek zu Klagenfurt
Microfilm team at work at Saint Peter’s Archabbey in Salzburg Austria Microfilm team at work at Saint Peter’s Archabbey in Salzburg Austria
Stift Melk Stift Melk
From left, Pater Gottfried Glassner, OSB, the librarian at Stift Melk, Fr. Columba Stewart, OSB, and curator Matthew Z. Heintzelman in Melk From left, Pater Gottfried Glassner, OSB, the librarian at Stift Melk, Fr. Columba Stewart, OSB, and curator Matthew Z. Heintzelman in Melk
Austrian National Library, Vienna Austrian National Library, Vienna
Islamic manuscript from the Austrian National Library, Vienna Islamic manuscript from the Austrian National Library, Vienna
Mechitharist Church, Vienna Mechitharist Church, Vienna
Mechitarist Ms. 986 (HMML 8793) Mechitarist Ms. 986 (HMML 8793)

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