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Durham University

Special Collections

Other Archives and Research Libraries near Durham

Newcastle City Library
Very strong local studies collection; manuscripts as well as printed material.
The new City Library opened on 7 June 2009.

Newcastle University Library
Special Collections web site:
Archives include Trevelyan Papers; Runciman Papers; Bosanquet Papers; papers of Jack Common.
Pybus history of medicine collection; Robert White Collection (Border history and ballads), etc.

Literary & Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne Library
23 Westgate Road, Newcastle
Large local collection; early printed books and controversial pamphlets; early scientific and technological material. Catalogue available online.

Northumberland Record Office
The record office has relocated to Woodhorn. Also has a branch in Berwick.
Numerous family and estate collections.

Tyne & Wear Archives Service
Blandford House, West Blandford Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle city records; industrial and business records.

Sunderland City Library
28-30 Fawcett Street, Sunderland, BR1 1RE
Local history; genealogical microfilms; industry, especially shipping.

Bowes Museum
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8NP
In addition to the extensive museum collections, the Bowes Museum now has a reading room for consulting the books and archives it holds.

North Yorkshire County Record Office
Malpas Rd, Northallerton

Teesside Archives
Exchange House, 6 Marton Rd, Middlesbrough