A component of the Unger-Bassler German American Imprint Collection, this collection contains fine examples of printed and hand-colored taufscheins (birth and baptismal certificates), vorshrifts (writing examples), haus segens (house blessings), bucherzeichen (book plates), and drawings created by Pennsylvania Germans. See the Unger-Bassler Frakturschriften Collection page for the collection inventory, a bibliography of printed resources, glossary of fraktur terminology, and links to other digital fraktur collections.
During the digitization project, care was taken to indicate genre or type of fraktur, artist, scrivener, printer, publisher, family, date, and location information. In addition, artistic motifs and designs present on each fraktur were noted. The record for each fraktur also contains a unique alpha-numeric code derived from an earlier inventory. It is conjectured that these codes were assigned during the original processing of the Unger-Bassler materials in the 1950s. While no key to the inventory has been located, the codes have been included in the digital collection to maintain bibliographic consistency. An Excel spreadsheet describing the collection's subject terms (controlled vocabulary) can be found here.