Columbia University, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

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About Columbia University's Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

The mission of Columbia University's Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary is to identify, acquire, organize, provide access to, interpret, and preserve for the future information in the field of theology and related areas of the humanities and social sciences. One of the largest theological libraries in North America, its holdings of over 700,000 items include numerous western medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Turkish, Armenian, Ethiopic, and Syriac materials. The collection of Syriac manuscripts in one of the largest in this hemisphere.

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