Rossell Hope Robbins Library

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  The Rossell Hope Robbins Library is a medieval studies library at the University of Rochester. The  Library contains comprehensive holdings in all aspects of Middle English literature, as well as significant holdings in Old English, Anglo-Norman, and medieval French literature; medieval history, art and stained glass, philosophy, theology; manuscript studies; witchcraft; and Arthurian studies. It is a research (non-circulating) collection.

   The core collection was donated by noted Middle English scholar Rossell Hope Robbins and his wife, Helen Ann Mins Robbins. Helen Ann, Rossell and his sister, Marjorie Hope Robbins, have endowed ongoing acquisition of material.



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The Camelot Project

Arthurian texts, images, bibliographies, and basic information

image of Robin Hood,  next to the link for The Robin Hood Project

The Robin Hood Project

Texts, images, bibliographies, and basic information

Map of Jerusalem

The Crusades Project

The Crusades in English Literature

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METS (Middle English Texts Series)

Online full text of Middle English works, with glosses and notes

The Cinderella Bibliography

Annotated bibliography of Cinderella and Beauty & the Beast

Visualizing Chaucer

Images illustrating Chaucer's works and a bibliography of illustrated editions

  News and Events



Robbins Library Art Appreciation

July 29 - October 22, 2015

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There is a lot of art adorning our walls,

donations to the Robbins Library and the

Koller-Collins Center for English Studies.

Come and enjoy our gallery!



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  About Rossell Hope Robbins


  Helen Ann Mins Robbins Fellowship    (Award Recipients)

  Helen Ann Robbins Lecture Series    (Past Speakers)

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