American Academy in Rome, Arthur & Janet C. Ross Library, Barbara Goldsmith Rare Book Room
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
California State Library, Sutro Library
City College of New York, Morris R. Cohen Library, Archives and Special Collections
Columbia University, Rare Book & Manuscript Library and Barnard College Library
Conception Abbey, Library
Fordham University, Archives and Special Collections
Free Library of Philadelphia, Special Collections
General Theological Seminary, Christoph Keller, Jr. Library
The Grolier Club
Harvard University, Houghton Library
Indiana University Bloomington, Lilly Library
Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Library
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Spencer Art Reference Library
New York Academy of Medicine
New York Public Library
New York University, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
Oberlin College, Oberlin College Library Special Collections
Providence Public Library
Rutgers University, New Brunswick Libraries
Smith College, Special Collections, Mortimer Rare Book Collection
Saint Louis University
San Francisco State University, J. Paul Leonard Library
Tufts University, Tisch Library Special Collections
University of California at Berkeley, The Bancroft Library
University of California at Riverside, Tomás Rivera Library, Special Collections & Archives
University of Kansas, Kenneth Spencer Research Library
University of Missouri, Ellis Library
University of Oregon, Special Collections & University Archives
University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center
University of Vermont, Silver Special Collections Library
The Walters Art Museum, Manuscripts and Rare Books
Western Michigan University
Yale University, Beinecke Library
Welcome to Digital Scriptorium!
Digital Scriptorium (DS) is a growing consortium of American institutions with collections of global premodern manuscripts dedicated to building an online national union catalog for manuscripts in US collections.
In addition to the new look and feel of this website, DS is pleased to announce the beta launch of the new DS Catalog. The addition of current DS Member Institution data has begun and will continue through Summer 2023. Try it out and let us know what you think!
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