Rare Book Collection


Cultural changes occurred when the handwritten page was replaced by early printing methods (incunablia) and after 1450 by presses with moveable type.



The City of Jerusalem from The Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493. This page was craved on woodblocks used in an early printing press.


 Identifying Materials

Search the library catalog, Lumen, to identify materials Regis University Archives has in this area.

Using the Advanced Keyword search option, you can limit your search to items found in our Archives/Special Collections area. Select "Special Collections" in the drop down box marked "limit to" on the Advanced Keyword search screen in Lumen.

Since the material in the Archives is not allowed out of the building, items located in Special Collections in Lumen display the statement "No copies available for checkout." The location for these items is "4th Floor Special."

Here are some suggested searches you may want to use. Click on the links below and a window will open with the search results from Lumen.