Manuscripts and Special Collections

Collections in Context

This series of resources gives in-depth information about particularly significant collections held by Manuscripts and Special Collections, or subject areas featured in our holdings. 

This is not a comprehensive overview of all of our collections. See All Collections for details about the full range of material that we hold.


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This collection is a major research resource for ecclesiastical court history, and touches also on many local issues.

Family and Estate

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Family and estate collections are a valuable resource for British social, political, economic and administrative history.


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The University holds many materials which are relevant to aspects of the history of health and medical treatment.


DH Lawrence

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A major international research resource for the study of this Nottinghamshire born writer.

University archives

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Historical records of The University of Nottingham and its predecessor, University College, Nottingham


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Collections relating to rivers, water supply and drainage touch on a wide variety of themes.


East Midlands 


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Books, periodicals and other materials on the historic counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland.

Nonconformist churches


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Records of Congregational, Presbyterian, United Reformed, Baptist and Unitarian churches in Nottingham, Mansfield and Retford.

Medieval Literary Manuscripts


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Religious service books, poetry, prose tales and works of moral instruction, including the Wollaton Library Collection and the Wollaton Antiphonal.




Transcriptions and Name Indices

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Search and browse transcriptions and name indices available for some of the Archdeaconry, Nonconformist and University records.


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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