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.

Manuscripts and Special Collections will close for Christmas and New Year from 22 December to 2 January.




 Link to Windows On War web resource

Forthcoming Exhibition

 Weather Extremes exhibition poster

Weather Extremes

Making and breaking records in Nottinghamshire

This exhibition explores the history of extreme weather events in Nottinghamshire and the surrounding area. 

16 December 2016 - 26 March 2016

More information


Faculty of Arts PhD Studentship 

 A studentship of up to three years for full-time study for those wishing to undertake a doctoral degree working on our manuscripts and special collections.

The application deadline is 28 February 2017 and the start date is September 2017.

More information and how to apply.


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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