The Tune Collection


Includes publications on the languages, literature, history, and cultures of peoples in the Nile Valley and Northeast Africa, from the beginning of the Hellenistic period through the early medieval period of Coptic and Nubian Christianity. The holdings related to Coptic Studies are particularly rich, and date from the early eighteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first. They include Coptic biblical, patristic, monastic and apocryphal literature, as well as studies of Coptic language, art and architecture. Though smaller in number, the Nubian materials are also quite significant. The Tune Collection also includes modest holdings of Egyptological material, especially for the Demotic phase of the language. Cataloging of the entire collection is ongoing and a little more than a third is currently accessible through the Blais online catalog (CST TUNE). The materials must be used in the Library.