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Dissertationes Veteres is the National Library of Finland's collection of old European dissertations, published before 1851.
Dissertationes Veteres is the National Library of Finland's collection of old European dissertations, published before 1851. The library has a nearly perfect collection of dissertations from Lund and Uppsala. The Protestant universities of North Germany are also well represented, but the collection also has a wide range of dissertations from other European universities. The collection contains over 50,000 titles.
The Dissertationes Veteres collection includes the dissertation collection acquired by Count Jan Pieter van Suchtelen (Diss. Suchtelen), which was donated to the library in 1836.
Temporal coverage of the collectionthe Middle Ages beginning of the modern age modern age (turn of the 18th and 19th century to the 20th century)
Spatial coverage of the collectionEurope Nordic countries Finland
Main collectionSpecial Collections
Parent collectionSpecial collections formed in the library
Restrictions of useOnly for Special Collections Reading Room
The dissertations have been catalogued into National Library Search on the title level (praeses, respondent, title). In the card index the books are alphabetised in accordance to the praeses, respondents are presented in reference cards.
Structure of the collection
Swedish dissertations (Diss. Vet. Ruotsi)
Van Suchtelen's collection (Diss. Vet. Suchtelen)
Von Korff's collection (Diss. Vet. Korff)
Collection of dissertations on jurisprudence (Diss. Vet. Jur.)
Miscellaneous early dissertations (Diss. Vet. Var.)
Early dissertations of the Engström collection (Diss. Vet. Engström)
More information about cataloguing
Printed catalogues have been made of the Swedish dissertations. These can be read in the Special Collections Reading Room:
Lidén, Johan Henric, Catalogus disputationum. Upsaliæ 1779–80. Location: Erik 015 Ruotsi and Ref. Bibliogr. Diss. Sweden
Marklin, Gabriel, Catalogus disputationum, 1778–1819. Uppsala 1820. Location: Erik 015 Ruotsi and Ref. Bibliogr. Diss. Sweden
Marklin, Gabriel, Catalogus disputationum, 1820–1855. Upsala 1856. Location: Erik 015 Ruotsi and Ref. Bibliogr. Diss. Sweden
Chief librarian Jorma Vallinkoski compiled a card catalogue of the European dissertations in the 1950s and 1960s (digitised in Doria http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe201207036149).
Part of the collection has been catalogued on the title level.
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