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Collection description

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.

Catalogue information
  • Paper catalogue made of the collection
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.
Collection materials in format
  • Analogue
Material type
  • Books
Signum
H Diss. Vet.
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