Documentary heritage of the former Abbey of Saint Gall in the Abbey Archives and the Abbey Library of Saint Gall

Documentary heritage submitted by Switzerland and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2017.

The Abbey Archives and the Abbey Library of Saint Gall have an almost unbroken history of 1300 years, beginning with the foundation of the Abbey of Saint Gall in the year 719 and continuing to the present, even though the abbey was dissolved in 1805. They hold  charters, manuscripts, volumes of records, incunabula and printed works predating 1805 documenting human culture down through the ages. 

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