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This article first appeared in The British Library OIOC Newsletter, no. 48–49 (Autumn 1993), pp. 12–13.

Abstract

Based upon a visit in 1993, the author provides a description and brief survey of the holdings in the Bulgarian State Collection of Hebraica, currently under the jurisdiction of the General Department of Archives and housed in a warehouse seven kilometers outside Sofia. The collection, comprised of printed books, manuscripts, and archival documents, includes rare pre-modern Hebraica reflecting Sephardic and Balkan collecting interests. Issues of bibliographic import are highlighted and reference is made to the physical situation of the collection. The future of this Bulgarian State Hebraica Collection is yet to be determined.