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On exhibit March 11 - August 16, 2013

The Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection of Manuscripts, donated to the University of Pennsylvania Libraries by Penn Libraries Board members Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg and Lawrence J. Schoenberg (C53, WG56), brings together many of the great scientific and philosophical traditions of the ancient and medieval worlds. Documenting the extraordinary achievements of scholars, philosophers, and scientists in Europe, Africa, and Asia, the collection illuminates the foundations of Penn's academic traditions. Often illustrated with complex diagrams and stunning imagery, these manuscripts bring to the present the intellectual legacy of the medieval past.

This exhibition was archived and is available online.

Checklist of Manuscripts in the Lawrence J. Schoenberg collection
This handlist (PDF format) provides quick reference to all of the manuscripts in the Schoenberg Collection. Each item is listed with its LJS number. Items marked with an * appeared in the exhibition A Legacy Inscribed. A revised handlist was published in 2019.