Manuscripts and Special Collections

Business Library Display

Business records Photograph of the wages office at the Chilprufe Manufacturing Co., Chilprufe Mills, Leicester, 1929

We actively collect archival material relating to the East Midlands, including records from local businesses and industries. These historical records are a valuable research resource for the people who worked in the business and their families, the communities around it, and for academic research into economic and industrial history.

A small selection of the records are displayed at the Business Library on Jubilee Campus.

Online versions of our current and previous displays are available below:

Fully Fashioned: Textile Business Archives (2019)

Power Stations (2019)

Reaping the Rewards (Agriculture in the East Midlands) (2018)

Books and Booksellers (2017)

Cheers to Nottinghamshire's Pubs! (2016)

United We Stand (2016)

May Contain Product Placement (2016)

Papplewick Pumping Station (2015)

Bitter Taste of Slavery (2015)

All the World’s A Stage! (2014)

Child Labour (2013)

Bright Sparks (2012)

Money, Money, Money (2011)

The Changing Face of the East Midlands Lace Industry (2010)

Manuscripts and Special Collections

Kings Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane
Nottingham, NG7 2NR

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