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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.

 

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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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Collected Words

From the Literary Collections at the University of Nottingham

This exhibition of printed books and material from literary archives, celebrates Nottingham's status as a City of Literature, highlighting the work of Nottinghamshire writers and the treasures to be found in the collections of local literature lovers.  

8 September 2017 - 3 December 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