The Zahm Dante Collection ranks among the top Dante collections in North America. Purchased for the most part by John A. Zahm, C.S.C., in 1902, the 15th- and 16th-century imprints form the heart of the Libraries' Dante collection. Historical volumes from this collection may be accessed by any student or researcher within the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.
Endowments allow the Libraries to add continuously to collections regarding Dante and the history of Italian literature. Particular strengths of the collection are:
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The William & Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies promotes the study of Dante through a vibrant and diverse program of research activity and scholarly collaboration. The program supports: