Visitor Information

The Devers Dante library collection, which ranks among the top Dante collections in North America, is housed in the Department of Rare Books & Special Collections in the Hesburgh Library, at the University of Notre Dame. This is also where many of the events sponsored by the Devers Program are held.

Class visits & group tours

With its many early and illustrated editions of the Comedy and Dante’s other works, translations, and ephemera, the John A. Zahm, C.S.C. Dante Collection at the University of Notre Dame presents many possibilities for exploring Dante's reception through the centuries at first hand.

Tracy Bergstrom, Curator of Italian Imprints and Dante Collection, regularly offers lecture presentations featuring selected items from the collection to Notre Dame students and visiting groups. Her presentations may be tailored to suit course needs and interests.

For more information and to schedule a visit to Special Collections for your class or group, please contact Ms. Bergstrom by email or telephone (574-631-1763). Please note that two weeks or more advance notice is requested.