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Special Collections

Other Archives and Research Libraries near Durham

Newcastle City Library
http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/core.nsf/level2?readform&ID=100009~200064
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: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/library/specialcollections/
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
http://www.litandphil.org.uk/index.html
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.
http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/AZ_AccessDet.asp?ID=51
Numerous family and estate collections.

Tyne & Wear Archives Service
Blandford House, West Blandford Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
http://www.tyneandweararchives.org.uk/
Newcastle city records; industrial and business records.

Sunderland City Library
28-30 Fawcett Street, Sunderland, BR1 1RE
http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1557
Local history; genealogical microfilms; industry, especially shipping.

Bowes Museum
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8NP
http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/
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
http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3134

Teesside Archives
Exchange House, 6 Marton Rd, Middlesbrough
http://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/ccm/navigation/leisure-and-culture/local-history-and-heritage/