“I would like to announce that the European Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project is now live at https://www.jesuit-libraries.com/, https://www.instagram.com/jesuitprovenance/?hl=en, https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanJesuitLibraries/?modal=admin_todo_tour, and https://www.flickr.com/people/142229640@N08/.
The EJLPP is the largest census of books owned by European Jesuit institutions prior to the suppression. It includes both texts currently held in libraries and information from pre-1773 inventories, and is an ongoing project. The sources include manuscript inventories from Belgium and Italy; on-line library catalogues in the US and throughout Europe; and on-site research at the Folger, Beinecke (Yale University), Princeton University, Brown University, and Georgetown University Libraries. Funds for portions of the project have been provided by Yale, Princeton, and Georgia Southern Universities. I have posted some photos on the web page, but the majority are at the Flickr photostream, which is curated by my graduate assistant, MA candidate Rudy Bond. I have also posted Excel spreadsheets with the data. Please visit us there!
We are always happy to take more data, too. If you have any leads on books with European Jesuit provenance (colleges, professed houses, houses of probation) prior to the suppression of the Society of Jesus, please share them with me.
Thanks to all, and have a good weekend.
Kathleen M. Comerford
Professor of History, Georgia Southern University
Associate Editor, Journal of Jesuit Studies
President, Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, 2018″