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Autographs and Modern Papers
Catalogue of Autographs and Modern Papers of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has collected modern papers since its year of foundation 1558 and autographs since 1858. The catalogue, which is accessible online, currently contains approximately 13,500 entries covering autographs and correspondence from the modern papers catalogued in detail since 1992, hence only a part of the collection.
The larger part - approximately 150,000 entries - of autographs and correspondence contained in modern papers is accessible in the form of a card index in the  Reading Room of the Department of Manuscripts and Early Printed Books and can be searched to a great extent in the database Kalliope, the central register of autographs based at the  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Berlin State Library). Those modern papers which are not yet fully catalogued and provided with shelfmarks have partly been described in lists for internal use, primarily the correspondence included in these modern papers.
All autographs and modern papers can only be ordered and used in the  Reading Room of the Department of Manuscripts and Early Printed Books. ( How to register for a Special Reader Pass). Items can be ordered on yellow borrowing slips. It usually takes half a day until the items are available for use.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact: Nachlassreferat (Modern Papers Division)

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