Germany

Germany


  • Region

    Europe
  • Country

    Germany
  • Cities

    Bonn, Bremen, Cologne, Erfurt, Essen, Frankfurt am Main, Freiburg im Breisgau, Giessen, Jena, Mainz, Münster, Paderborn, Rostock, Trier, Tübingen, Weimar, Xanten
  • Repositories

    University of Tübingen, Historical Archive of Cologne, Stadt- und Regionalbibliothek Erfurt, Stadtbibliothek Mainz, Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main, University of Bonn, University of Freiburg, Cathedral and Diocesan Library of Cologne, as well as numerous other church, monastic, state, and university libraries
  • Languages

    Latin, German, Arabic, Sanskrit, Czech, Dutch, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Low German, Persian, Tamil, Turkish, and several other languages
  • Project Dates

    1979-1999
  • Partners

    Lutheran Brotherhood (now Thrivent Financial) (1980s)

HMML started microfilming in Germany in 1978 and finished its last project in 1999, at Metten Abbey (the founding monastery of Saint John’s Abbey). Some 14,000 manuscripts were filmed in 50 repositories, including major ecclesiastical, monastic, state, and university collections in Bonn, Bremen, Cologne, Erfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Freiburg im Breisgau, Giessen, Jena, Mainz, Münster, Rostock, Weimar, and Xanten. The manuscripts covered all areas of research on pre-1600 Central Europe, including several collections from the former East Germany with large numbers of Reformation manuscripts. In addition to pre-modern European materials, hundreds of manuscripts in non-European languages were filmed at the University of Tübingen and significant music collections were filmed at Bonn and Cologne.

Eichstätt Eichstätt
Metten Abbey library Metten Abbey library
11th-c. Latin manuscript from Erzbischöfliche Diözesan, Cologne (HMML 34974) 11th-c. Latin manuscript from Erzbischöfliche Diözesan, Cologne (HMML 34974)
Microfilming in Germany Microfilming in Germany
15th-c. German manuscript from Martinus-Bibliothek, Mainz (HMML 35671) 15th-c. German manuscript from Martinus-Bibliothek, Mainz (HMML 35671)
Frankfurt Frankfurt
Microfilm of the 16th-c. Trier Missal, Bistumsarchiv, Trier Microfilm of the 16th-c. Trier Missal, Bistumsarchiv, Trier

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