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Special Collections

Durham University Records

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 collections worth looking at, including the main sequence of Durham University Records are given below.

Special Collections at Durham University Library containing Durham University Records

  Abbott Papers
  Additional Manuscripts
  Chevallier/Corrie correspondence [Additional Manuscripts]  
  Cosin Manuscripts
  Dept of Archaeology Photographic Deposit [Durham University Records]  
  Dept of Geology Lantern Slides [Durham University Records]  
  Durham Castle buildings archive [Durham University Records]  
  Durham Cathedral Archive
  Durham University Music Exercises [Durham University Records]  
  Durham University Observatory Manuscripts [Observatory Collection]  
  Durham University Records
  Durham University Records: Foundation and Statutes [Durham University Records]  
  Durham University Records: Central Committees [Durham University Records]  
  Durham University Records: Central Administration and Officers [Durham University Records]  
  Durham University Records: Faculties and Departments [Durham University Records]  
  Durham University Records: Support Services [Durham University Records]  
  Durham University Records: Colleges [Durham University Records]  
  Durham University Records: Associations and Societies [Durham University Records]  
  Durham University Records: King's College [Durham University Records]  
  Durham University Records: Stockton/Queen's Campus [Durham University Records]  
  Durham University Records: Publications [Durham University Records]  
  Edis Negatives
  T.S. Evans Papers [Old University Manuscripts]  
  A.S. Farrar Papers [Old University Manuscripts]  
  Fillinghams' Photographs
  Henry Jenkyns Lectures [Old University Manuscripts]  
  Dennis Jones Plans
  Malcolm MacDonald Papers
  Old University Manuscripts
  Durham University Library Miscellaneous Photograph Albums
  Durham University Library Miscellaneous Photographs
  Dame Enid Russell-Smith
  St Chad's Library Deposit [St Chad's College Deposit]  
  Charles Whitley Correspondence [Additional Manuscripts]  

Contact

pg.library@durham.ac.uk
Special Collections
Palace Green Library
Palace Green
DURHAM
DH1 3RN
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 2972