VFL MS 022, folio a verso (detail)
Our collection of original manuscripts currently numbers 61 separate items, comprising mostly detached leaves, but also counting 3 documents and 8 codices. The total represents manuscripts produced from the thirteenth through the twentieth centuries in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. These include Bibles, Books of Hours, Missals, Breviaries, Antiphonaries, Saints’ Lives, texts of canon and Roman law, and a number of non-western works such as the Qur'an, Buddhist scriptures, commentaries, and literary works.
The collection is available to researchers, students, and faculty, and may be used for course presentations or student research projects. For classroom appointments in the Vatican Film Library, please contact Erica Lauriello, Special Collections department administrator, 314-977-3090.