The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) was founded to microfilm monastic manuscripts in Europe at a time when nuclear war was an ever-present fear. That war never happened, but others did. Over the decades, HMML has responded to the urgent needs of endangered communities in Africa, the Middle East, and India. This illustrated presentation will trace HMML's path from Europe to Ethiopia, to the Middle East and India, and finally to the west African nation of Mali, where HMML is partnering to save the threatened manuscripts of Timbuktu.
Stewart, Columba OSB, "From the Dark Ages to Cold War Europe, from Ethiopia to the Middle East and India, and on to Timbuktu: How Benedictines Can't Stop Preserving Endangered Manuscripts" (2013). Benedictine Institute Lectures. 4.