Collection: Selections from Special Collections
Description: This collection comprises 78 volumes from Fordham Library Special Collections, grouped into three broad categories. 1) Early Fordham publications: documenting the history of Fordham University and Catholic New York during the 19th and early 20th centuries, including three handwritten student publications. 2) Selections of manuscript collections: rare materials from the 14th-18th centuries, including two books of hours and handwritten Catholic sermons from New Spain (Mexico and California plus a 19th century Syriac bible ). 3) Shvidler Chair Judaica Collection: a selection of rare early printed titles in Hebrew and Yiddish, primarily from the 16th and 18th centuries.