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Schoenberg Digital Resources

OPenn: Primary Digital Resources Available to Everyone 

openn-logoOPenn contains complete sets of high-resolution archival images of cultural heritage material from the collections of its contributing institutions, along with machine-readable descriptive and technical metadata. All materials on OPenn are in the public domain or released under Creative Commons licenses as Free Cultural Works.

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Digital Facsimiles from the Schoenberg Collection of Manuscripts

Digital facsimiles of many of the manuscripts from the Schoenberg Collection have been available online since 1998. Originally digitized and published by the Penn Library’s Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text & Image (SCETI), new online facsimiles are now made available through Penn in Hand, a site that offers bibliographic information and digital facsimiles for selected collections of manuscript codices, texts, documents, papers, and leaves.

– View the digital facsimiles in Penn in Hand

The Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts

The Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts (SDBM) makes available data on medieval manuscript books of five or more folios produced before 1600. Its purpose is to facilitate research for scholars, collectors, and others interested in manuscript studies and the provenance of these unique books.

– View the online database

Transformation of Knowledge

resources2Transformation of Knowledge is a catalog of early manuscripts from the Schoenberg Manuscript Collection. Published in 2006, it is edited by Crofton Black with a preface by Christopher de Hamel. It includes images and texutal descriptions of over 250 works from the Schoenberg Collection.

– View the online catalog

A Legacy Inscribed: the Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection of Manuscripts

This is the online version of the 2013 exhibition of Schoenberg manuscripts that was curated by Lynn Ransom and took place in the Goldstein Family Gallery of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

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