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Printed media

The heart of the book holdings and the collection of off-prints, is the private library of Stephan Kuttner, including parts of the libraries of Friedrich Heyer and other scholars, which moved in 2013 to Yale, Yale Law School, Lillian Goldman Law Library. An electronic catalogue of these holdings - still with the Munich shelf marks - can be accessed thanks to the help of the Monumenta Germaniae Historica via the following link:


Access is also available to an PDF- based- catalogue of off prints published after 1945 from the collection of Stephan Kuttner, (off prints, left side). Access to Stephan Kuttner's scholarly correspondence  is limited, however. Also available are resources from the scholary estate of Schafer Williams as well as copies of various manuscripts of twelfth-century decretal collections from the estate of Walther Holtzmann; the edition awork in progress by Professor G. Drossbach (Augsburg/Munich).

Of course visitors of the Stephan Kuttner Institute may also make use of the holdings available at the Leopold-Wenger-Institute situated in the same building.




A key resource for source research is the institute's microfilm collection, which moved in 2013 to the Yale Law School, too. At present, the user can take advantage of approximately 670 medieval canonical manuscripts on microfilms and/or digitized on data carrier. Please refer to the introduction in the catalogue. The Institute also got, from the estate of Gérard Fransen, a number of microfilm-copies of canonical manuscripts. Additionally, there is the easily accessible collection of the Bavarian-German department "B" of the Leopold-Wenger-Institute. In exceptional circumstances, these films can be borrowed for remote off-site use, none of the digitized forms. Also, the Roman Law manuscripts of the Ancient Law Department  "A" of the Leopold-Wenger-Institute  found in the catalogue, are available in the same building, and the holdings of Prof. S. Lepsius, concerning the ius commune in both parts - a total of more than 1000 parts. The update of this catalogue  end in 2016.

For the up-to-date holdings of microfilm, which are available at the chair of Prof. S. Lepsius, please look here: Liste der am Lehrstuhl von Professor Lepsius zugänglichen Mikrofilmbestände legistischer und kanonistischer Handschriften.



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