The S.H.O.P. Library in Fanjeaux

A view of the Sister Historians' library at Fanjeaux

Since June 2007 a start has been made on creating a library dedicated to the history of Dominican women worldwide and throughout the ages at the Sister Historians' headquarters in Fanjeaux (France). The collection consisists of printed books, periodicals, archival material, manuscripts and iconography; it already comprises several thousand items. The collection is in the process of being catalogued, and as a service to researchers, the catalogue will be posted on this site as work progresses.

Given that the material is so specialised, and the collection relatively small, none of the existing library classification systems is really suitable. The approach adopted is thematic.