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The Scheide Library is associated with the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, but is privately owned. The Scheide Library is located in Firestone Library and holds very significant collections of Bibles in manuscript and print, including a Gutenberg and a 36-line Bible; medieval manuscripts and incunabula; printed books on travel and exploration; Americana; music manuscripts of Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven; and other materials. For an overview, see The Scheide Library, The Princeton University Library Chronicle, 37, no. 2 (Winter 1976). Also see For William H.Scheide: Fifty Years of Collecting (Princeton, 2004)
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Paul Needham, Librarian
Firestone, 1-18-F
(609) 258-3241

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2001 Princeton University Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
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