Microfilm Collection


  • This was established in 1966..
  • The aims are to gather the source materials for Hungarian Gregorian chant and obtain foreign sources required for comparative research.
  • Systematic expansion has increased its content to about 900 items. eign sources required for comparative research.
  • These divide into some 350 items of Hungarian and some 550 of foreign origin. s required for comparative research.
  • It is unique in covering the entirety of the sources for early music history of Hungary, and for certain regions amounting to a collection of international importance for medieval music research.


The Collection can be considered complete for the liturgical sources on Hungary, while the comparative foreign material adequately represents the regional or institutional traditions that can be linked to the Hungarian tradition. The German, Polish, Bohemian/ and Italian materials are notably significant.