Collection ID: LMC 2974
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Collection context

Summary

Abstract:
The Ege mss. III, 12th-18th centuries, consists of Otto Ege's Original Oriental Manuscripts porfolio of leaves of non-European origin.
Extent:
1 box
Language:
Arabic , Syriac , Armenian , Persian , Tibetan , Greek, Modern (1453-) , Church Slavic; Old Slavonic; Church Slavonic; Old Bulgarian; Old Church Slavonic
Preferred citation:

[Item], Ege mss. III, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Biographical / Historical:

Otto F. Ege, 1888-1951, was dean of the Cleveland Institute of Art and lecturer on the history of the book at the School of Library Science, Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Scope and Content:

The collection consists of copy 12 of 40 portfolios entitled "Original Oriental Manuscripts." Contained within are 15 manuscript leaves compiled by Otto Ege, as well as 7 additional leaves not typically included in the portfolio.

Some leaves feature in Scott Gwara's work Otto Ege's Manuscripts (Lilly Z109 .G93 2013). Fifteen of the leaves correspond to Gwara's HL 53, 56, and 62-74. See individual item scope notes for identification and cross-reference.

For more information, see Checklist 50 in Disbound and Dispersed: The Leaf Book Considered by Christopher de Hamel and Joel Silver (Lilly Z1033 .L4 D4 2005).

Acquisition information:
Purchase: 2022
Arrangement:

The collection is arranged chronologically following original order within Ege's original custom portfolio.

Physical location:
Lilly - Vault 2

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library. However, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials. Photocopying permitted only with permission of the curator.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Ege mss. III, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu