A relatively small collection of manuscripts, which contains a wide variety of expensive, interesting and historically valuable documents from the 14th until the 19th century.
Among the 615 documents there are also prayer books and other Medieval liturgical works, treatises in various fields of study, literary texts, many Protestant works and upwards of 200 letters from the 16th until the 18th century.
Most of the Medieval manuscripts originate from the library of the Major Seminary in Hoeven.
Catalogus van de handschriften in de Universiteitsbibliotheek Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Samenstelling en redactie: Willem Heijting. Amstelveen, EON Pers, 2007.