There are many published maps relating to the various counties in the East Midlands including OS maps, A-Z street maps, historic maps of towns, planning reports, and geological surveys. There are also maps in other collections, not just the EMC.
The Guide to Nottinghamshire Published Maps [PDF], is intended to help researchers identify any maps that may be useful. The Guide includes both original and reproduction maps, and grouped by location and arranged in chronological order.
There are complete (or nearly complete) runs of the standard historical journals for the East Midland counties (e.g. Transactions of the Thoroton Society, Derbyshire Archaeological Journal, and Lincolnshire History and Archaeology) and runs of record society publications. The Collection also includes journals which have long since ceased publication, such as Notts. and Derbyshire Notes and Queries (1892-1898) and South Holland Magazine (1869-1871).
Current acquisitions include the newsletters and bulletins of a number of town and village historical societies and of some groups with special interests, such as archaeology and conservation. About 120 periodicals are currently received.
The East Midlands Collection contains Nottingham newspapers for the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The collection is not complete for this period, but for most dates at least one title is available. There is also some coverage of the 1920s and 1930s.
These volumes are separately located, because of their bulk, and requests for them must be made in the Reading Room, where they will be produced for consultation. For preservation reasons readers may be referred to a microform alternative.
A selection of digitised maps and plans of Nottinghamshire, mainly from published sources, is available in a Digital Gallery.
A selection of photographs of places, people and events in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire between the First and Second World Wars is also available in a Digital Gallery.
These supplement the conventional printed collection, and are mostly of the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire census enumerators' returns from 1841 to 1901 and of Nottingham newspapers. They also include town and county directories and the transcript of the North East Leicestershire Coalfield Inquiry, 1979.
East Midlands Special Collection
The following are part of the East Midlands Special Collection, and shelved in the Special Collections store.
- books published before 1850
- some later rarities
Anyone wishing to consult these items must register with the Department to receive a reader's ticket.