Papyrology Collection

The university’s Papyrology Collection is the largest in North America, with at least 18,000 ancient texts and documents dating from about 1,000 BCE to 1,000 CE. Its unique holdings and services support research and discovery from scholars across the globe.


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Eighth Floor, Room 807

Hatcher Library South

913 S. University Ave

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190

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Papyrology Collection

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The Papyrology Collection is located in Hatcher South on floor 8. 

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Related links

  1. Search the Papyrology Database (APIS)
  2. Epistles of Paul

Support our work

See ways to support us through philanthropic giving. You can contribute to our papyrology work directly through our endowment and enrichment funds.

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  1. Papyrology Collection

    A renowned collection of ancient texts dating from about 1,000 BCE to 1,000 CE.

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