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Durham University

Special Collections

Durham University Archive

The records of the University of Durham are principally the collection formed by the administration, staff and students of the institution.

There are also other groups of records to be found in collections within Special Collections. The letters of Charles Thorp document his involvement in the founding of the University and those of early staff members such as Chevallier and Whitley cast light on the 19th century institution. The records of the University Observatory, and those of the major repairs carried out on Durham Castle in the 1930s show other areas of University activity. Local photographic firms such as Edis and Fillingham's contain many formal photographs recording college and sporting life.

Some relevant collections, including the main sequence of Durham University Records are given below.

CollectionPart of larger collection
Abbott Papers
Durham University Library Additional Manuscripts
Chevallier/Corrie correspondence ADD-837 Durham University Library Additional Manuscripts
University of Durham Department of Archaeology Photographic Deposit Durham University Records
University of Durham Department of Geology Lantern Slide Collection Durham University Records
Durham Castle Buildings Archive Durham University Records
Durham Cathedral Archive
University of Durham Music Exercises Durham University Records
Durham University Observatory Records
Durham University Records
Durham University Records: Foundation and Statutes UND-A Durham University Records
Durham University Records: Central Committees UND-B Durham University Records
Durham University Records: Central Administration and Officers UND-C Durham University Records
Durham University Records: Faculties and Departments UND-D Durham University Records
Durham University Records: Support Services UND-E Durham University Records
Durham University Records: Colleges UND-F Durham University Records
Durham University Records: Associations and Societies UND-G Durham University Records
Durham University Records: King's College UND-H Durham University Records
Durham University Records: Stockton/Queen's Campus UND-J Durham University Records
Durham University Records: Publications UND-K Durham University Records
Edis Negatives
T.S. Evans Papers Old University Manuscripts
A.S. Farrar Papers Old University Manuscripts
Fillingham's Photographs
Hudleston Papers
Henry Jenkyns Lectures Old University Manuscripts
Jevons Papers
Dennis Jones Plans
Local Collection Local
W. D. Lowe Collection
Malcolm MacDonald Papers
Old University Manuscripts
Durham University Library Miscellaneous Albums
Durham University Library Miscellaneous Photographs
Dame Enid Russell-Smith Papers
Charles Whitley correspondence Durham University Library Additional Manuscripts