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The Dante Alighieri and Divine Comedy Print Collection

Identifier: BPP 6000

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of loose prints and clippings relating to the life of Dante Alighieri (1265-1321). The collection contains many printed examples of variant portrait types of Dante, including engravings based on the portraits of Giotto and Raphael. Also included are posters and other ephemeral materials from the 600th anniversary of Dante's birth in 1865.


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Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


6 Cubic Feet

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This collection has been arranged into five series: 1) Portraits of Dante; 2) Illustrations to the Divine Comedy; 3) Biographical/National Representations; 4) Newspaper Reproductions; 5) Miscellaneous Materials. Series are then subdivided by box according to their physical arrangement.

Processing Information

This collection was processed and described in January, 2011, by Kayla Durcholz. Revised finding aid 2016, by Hannah Herbst and Julie Tanaka
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Rare Books & Special Collections Repository

102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame IN 46556