In addition to library holdings and a large video collection, the program is supported by a large slide collection. Founded in 1970, the Medieval Slide Collection houses over 1,400 slide sets of medieval art and architecture. A special focus of the collection is manuscript illumination. Some 1,000 slide sets reproduce the illuminations and partial texts from hundreds of manuscripts and early printed books in the Bodleian Library and several college libraries in Oxford, England. In addition, the collection also houses over 200 slide sets of Insular, Anglo-Saxon, and early Anglo-Norman manuscript art. This material does not circulate, but scholars, teachers, and advanced students are welcome to use the collection on site. For information, contact Thomas H. Ohlgren (Email: email@example.com).
Purdue University is a member of the Newberry Library Consortium and the Medieval Academy of America's Committee on Centers and Regional Associations. In addition, faculty and graduate students regularly participate in the nearby conferences at Ball State University, Western Michigan University, and the Illinois Medieval Association.