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Title
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
(BAV)
Vatican Library and Archives

Description
As of 21 November 1998 the patrimony of the library included 1,600,000 printed books, 8,300 incunabula (of which 65 printed on vellum), 150,000 manuscript volumes, 100,000 prints and engravings, 300,000 coins and medals, and 20,000 objects of art. The printed books catalogue has been retrievable online since 1985. More than 10,000 items from the graphics collection are also accessible online.

For material concerning the Holocaust there is a finding aid published by the Vatican in twelve volumes: Actes et Documents du Saint-Siège relatifs à la Deuxième Guerre Mondiale.

Contact Information
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
(BAV)
Cortile del Belvedere
V-00120 Città del Vaticano
Vatican City
Tel.: +379 6 69 88 5051
Fax: +379 6 69 88 4795
bav@librs6k.vatlib.it

Source
<http://www.vatican.va/library_archives/vat_library/index.htm>, accessed 27 March 2003.

N.H. Yeide, K. Akinsha, A.L. Walsh (eds.), AAM Guide to Provenance Research, Washington 2001, p. 250.

Rev. Fr. Marcel Chappin, "Statement by the Holy See about the Accessibility of its Archives", in Proceedings of the Washington Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets, November 30-December 3 1998, Washington: Government Printing Office 1999, pp. 764-765.


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