Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve University) acquired the eleven papyrus manuscripts in 1906/1907 from the Egypt Exploration Fund. None of our fragments are "new classics," or documents leading to great discoveries regarding the life of the times on which they were written. They are valuable chiefly as examples of writing in their respective periods. Writings include Antigone, The Iliad, and The Odyssey.
Leaves from books written between 1122 A.D.-1923 A.D. Many printers are represented within the collection and notable book examples include Mohammad's The Koran Manuscript, Livy's The History of Rome, and Erasmus' Adage. The collection also includes an annotated chronological index by Otto F. Ege.