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Autographs and Modern Papers
The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has collected  modern papers since its year of foundation 1558 and autographs since 1858. The catalogue, which is accessible online, contains autographs and correspondence from the modern papers fully catalogued and is part of 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. Successively these materials will be made accessible via the online catalogue of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.
Order and usage
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 the Nachlassreferat (Modern Papers Division).
Fax: ++49 89 28638-2266