Manuscripts and Special Collections
   
   
  

Welcome to Manuscripts and Special Collections

We are part of Libraries, Research and Learning Resources at The University of Nottingham.

Anyone can view our printed, manuscript and archive collections at King's Meadow Campus.

Please note we are closed on Bank Holiday Monday 28 August.

 

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Parchment, Paper and Pixels

Parchment, Paper and Pixels

A free iBook showcasing some of the treasures held in Manuscripts and Special Collections, with a range of short articles illustrated with images, sound and video.

It includes mediaeval manuscripts, archives, maps, posters, photographs, rare printed books and music and covers the globe from Iceland to China by way of Nottingham and the Soviet Union. Notable personalities featured include Robin Hood and DH Lawrence and it introduces the father of English geology, William Smith, and one of the world’s first ornithologists, Francis Willughby.

Available from itunes

 

Current Exhibition 

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Threads of Empire

Rule and resistance in colonial India, c1740-1840

This exhibition explores the rise of the British Empire in India between 1740 and 1840, and the history of tense negotiation, resistance and rebellion that lay behind the emergence of India as the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of the British Empire.  

13 April 2017 - 20 August 2017

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Manuscripts and Special Collections

Kings Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane
Nottingham, NG7 2NR

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 4565
fax: +44 (0) 115 846 8651
email: mss-library@nottingham.ac.uk