Scandinavian Languages & Literatures Collection Description

The collection is maintained by the Modern Languages and Linguistics Library.

The Scandinavian Languages & Literatures collection supports the instructional and research programs of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures involving the literature and language studies of Old Norse/Icelandic, runes, and the historical and current literatures and Faeroe Islands. The Scandinavian collections, strongest in the areas of Old Norse-Icelandic language and literature, are considered by most scholars to be outstanding and to rank among the top ten North American libraries with collections in these areas. The collections were built up significantly by prominent professors, notably Henning Larsen, George Flom, and Philipp M. Mitchell. The collection consists of approximately 25,000 volumes. Reference works and a small core collection are held in Modern Languages & Linguistics in the Bookstacks, but many are in the Reference Room, the Rare Book & Special Collections Library, and the Undergraduate Library.

Revised May 2007