Medieval Manuscript Leaves Collection

Collection Guide

Summary

Abstract
This collection contains 38 leaf fragments from 32 different medieval manuscripts ranging in date from the 12th century through the 15th century.
Date Range
1101-1500
Extent
38 leaf fragments from 32 different medieval manuscripts
Language(s)
Latin

Access and Use

Digital Access

Manuscript leaves have been digitized and will be publicly available in the near future via manuscriptlink.

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 Manuscript Leaves 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 38 leaf fragments from 32 different medieval manuscripts ranging in date from the 12th century through the 15th century.

System of Arrangement

1 box


Acquisition Information

Acquisitions for this collection are continually added through purchases.


Processing Notes

Items in this collection are continually processed as new acquisitions are purchased.

Digitization

Approximately 30 leaves were digitized in Fall 2014 as part of the manuscriptlink project. Leaves were digitized in-house, using an Epson Expression 10000XL scanner. Images were captured at 300-800 dpi, 48-bit color in uncompressed TIFF format.