Introduction Special Collections owns more than 125 facsimile reproductions of manuscripts dating from the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Some are of very high quality, reproducing not only the contents of manuscripts, but even the bindings and other unique features that shed light on medieval book production.
The microforms are shelved or filed in Lamont Library, Level B, Documents/Microforms Reading Room or in the sub-basement level of Lamont Library.
Scanning Reader/scanners are available in Government Documents/Microforms on Level B of Lamont.
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.
In my view, investigations of this sort can serve many purposes well beyond just satisfying pure curiosity, necessary though curiosity certainly is in a scholar.Latin Dictionaries available in microform are also listed in this guide.Government Documents/Microforms in Lamont Library is the principal repository of Harvard College Libraries for microfilm, microfiche, and micro-opaque cards.Several new facsimiles are added to the collection each year.In addition to being available to researchers, they are frequently shown to classes in history, art history, religious studies, and music, among other disciplines. One original medieval manuscript, a French Book of Hours from circa 1450, featuring twelve full-page illuminations, is available, as well as a few loose leaves from manuscripts.