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Special Collections: German-American Imprints

MS 29 Unger-Bassler Frakturschriften Collection

The following is a listing of "Fraktur" (hand-drawn and printed geburts und taufschein, haus segen, family registers and confirmation certificates; and vorschrift, bucherzeichens and drawings / sketches) located in the Archives and Special Collections Department of the Shadek-Fackenthal Library. The core of this collection is from the Unger-Bassler collection of Pennsylvania German materials acquired in the early 1950s. The inventory is in alpha-numeric order derived from notations located on the verso of the items. It is conjectured that these numbers were assigned during the original processing the Unger-Bassler materials in the early 1950's. However, no key to the alpha-numeric designations or other listings have been located. Unnumbered items may or may not be a part of the original Unger-Bassler collection, as materials most likely have been added to the collection since the 1950s. In the past, several museum-quality items from this collection have been transferred to the care of the College's Phillips Museum of Art for public display. The collection was digitized in 2007.

See full collection inventory

Go to F&M Digitized Fraktur Collection

See fraktur and broadsides bibliography

See fraktur glossary

Go to Penn State Digitized Fraktur & Broadsides Collection

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