Henry I of England

Miniature from illuminated Chronicle of Matthew Paris (1236-1259), British Library, MS Cotton Claudius D. VI, F.9

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This finding aid to medieval manuscripts in microform in Harvard libraries, is designed to assist medievalists in locating microfilm-based literary and historical text to 1500 AD. Although bibliographic access to the collection is available through the HOLLIS Catalog, the contents of the large microform sets are not all fully cataloged and are therefore not listed. Many have accompanying guides and indexes that are housed in the stacks under the same call number as the microform (e.g., Film A 142; Index Film A 142). This guide also lists some core reference tools (including calendars of charters in the Manuscript Collection of the British Museum and indexes of printed catalogs of Latin manuscripts at other institutions). Latin Dictionaries available in microform are also listed in this guide.


Microforms at Harvard

Government Documents/Microforms in Lamont Library is the principal repository of Harvard College Libraries for microfilm, microfiche, and micro-opaque cards. The microforms are shelved or filed in Lamont Library, Level B, Documents/Microforms Reading Room or in the sub-basement level of Lamont Library.

Reader/scanners are available in Government Documents/Microforms on Level B of Lamont. Microforms can be scanned to user files, then printed, e-mailed, or burned onto a CD (CDs available at the Reference Desk).   Material can also be scanned directly onto a USB drive.

Scanning instructions are next to each scanner; technical assistance is available at the Reference Desk Monday-Thursday 9am-11pm; Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday noon-5pm; Sunday noon-11pm during the regular term.  Check the schedule for hours during holidays, intersessions, and Summer School.

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