Painted and Illuminated Manuscripts

This guide is designed to aid in access and use of medieval folios and early print volumes in the Special Collections of the University of Arkansas Libraries. It also guides the use of facsimiles in the Libraries collections and digital collections of med

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Crop of medieval folio

The Special Collections at the University of Arkansas Libraries, like most archives, provides access to thousands of holdings. It can be a little overwhelming figuring out where to begin and what sorts of material to look for.

The best place to begin is on the library website, using either:

  • OneSearch limited to Special Collections

This guide is designed to help you find and use manuscript folios and facsimiles of painted and illuminated manuscripts in the collections of the University of Arkansas Libraries.

Please note: scholars, students, and the public are all welcome to use Special Collections' rare books and manuscripts. Some materials require special accommodations.Advance notice is recommended.