Medieval Manuscripts Collection Guide

Medieval Manuscripts Collection

Collection Guide

Summary

Abstract
This collection contains four bound medieval manuscripts ranging in date from the late 13th century through the mid 16th century. The collection includes a 13th century Franciscan breviary, a 14th century Italian gradual, a 15th century northern antiphonal, and a 16th century Spanish psalter.
Date Range
1250-1550
Language(s)
Latin

Access and Use

Digital Access

No digital access is currently available for materials in this collection.

Physical Access

The collection is open for research. Physical materials may be browsed by appointment in the Reading Room of the University Archives and McHugh Special Collections.

Rights

Items in The University of Scranton Archives and Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections may be made available to visiting researchers to support research, scholarship, education, and private study under an assertion of fair use (17 U.S.C. 107). The University of Scranton respects the intellectual property rights of others and does not claim any copyright interest in these materials. It is your responsibility to determine the ownership and status of copyright in any materials you may wish to use beyond fair use, and obtain the permission of the copyright owner, if needed. Individuals or organizations holding additional information about the copyright status of items in this collection are invited to contact the University Archives and McHugh Special Collections staff at archives@scranton.edu.

Preferred Citation

[Author]. [Manuscript Title]. [City]: [Year]. Medieval Manuscripts Collection, McHugh Special Collections, The University of Scranton.


Contents

Administrative/Biographical History

Most medieval manuscripts were created between the fall of the Roman Empire through the 15th century. Printed books became popular during the second half of the 15th century and the manuscript tradition began to die out, although manuscript books continued to be produced well into the print era.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains four bound medieval manuscripts ranging in date from the late 13th century through the mid 16th century. The collection includes a 13th century Franciscan breviary, a 14th century Italian gradual, a 15th century northern antiphonal, and a 16th century Spanish psalter. Most medieval manuscripts did not contain painted images, and only one manuscript in this collection contains such paintings.

Inventory

Bound medieval manuscripts include: