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Opening up the archives of manuscripts and special collections
22 November, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
The archives held by Manuscripts and Special Collections in Nottingham contain over 80,000 rare books and 3 ½ million manuscripts, dating from the 12th to the 21st centuries. Join a behind-the-scenes tour of the archives and view some of the treasures from the literary collections.
Explore collections of papers by and about the famous local author DH Lawrence, a collection that has been designated as being of outstanding national and international significance. Discover some of the region’s lesser known writers, and view rare works from the extensive collections of children’s literature.
You will visit the archive store, conservation and digitisation studios and have the opportunity to learn more about the unique material held by Manuscripts and Special Collections and find out how the papers of writers and authors end up in an archive.