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Guide to the Medieval fragments study collection, 11th-16th cent.
Special Collections M0299  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Medieval fragments study collection, 11th-16th cent.
    Collection number: Special Collections M0299
    Extent: 130 items.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Purchased, 1969 and 1978.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Medieval fragments study collection, 11th-16th cent., M0299, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Scope and Content

    Primarily fragments, these specimens were acquired to demonstrate the development of writing in the western world. A variety of scripts are represented, from Carolingian minuscule to the humanistic hands and the "cancelleresca."
    Papers and Photographs: Many items in this collection have been studied by Stanford paleography students. Items for which student papers (usually including transcriptions) are available, are marked by an asterisk in this guide. Also note that photographs are available for more than half of the items, which are marked `+' in the guide. They may be borrowed from the library for a five-week loan period. If interested in either papers or photographs, please ask at the front desk.
    Items marked oversize are stored in Box no. 5 in numerical order. Item no. 97 is stored separately in the map case.