Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Miniature of St. Jerome, from an Anglo-Flemish Book of Hours (ca. 1470) for Sarum Use, MS 4.
The Department of Special Collections currently possesses over fifty bound manuscript codices that may be dated prior to 1600 as well as several later manuscripts executed in a medieval style. In addition to bound manuscripts are several dozen miscellaneous single sheets and manuscript fragments that may be dated to the Middle Ages or Renaissance. Notre Dame has also purchased ten manuscripts together with the Newberry Library in Chicago. Newberry/Notre Dame manuscripts are housed in Chicago, but may be retrieved and used in Special Collections at the request of patrons.
All of these manuscripts, including those jointly owned with the Newberry, have been recently recataloged and photographed as part of the Digital Scriptorium, project and may also be searched using the box below or browsed by place of origin, date of origin, or subject matter.