Palace Green Library houses Durham University's archives, early printed books and other special collections. There are:
- Over 70,000 books printed before 1850 including 300 incunables
- Over 100 Medieval manuscripts
- 3,400 metres of archives and artefacts
- Over 30,000 maps and prints and 100,000 photographs
Item of the Month
A letter from Miles Bodley to Thomas Lawson on the latter's leaving Durham School for the University of Cambridge. The letter from master to his "most beloved" pupil, written in an italic hand and in Latin, laments with heavy sorrow Lawson's hasty departure, praises his achievements and encourages his future efforts.
Harold MacMichael joined the Sudan Political Service in 1905 and spent the next three decades in the Sudan, before his career took him to Tanganyika and Palestine. His diaries and papers offer fascinating insights into colonial and Sudanese culture, and the administrative training of the period, and include material on the 1916 Darfur campaign and the Paris Peace Conference.
Bodies of Evidence: How science unearthed Durham’s dark secret
9 June - 7 October 2018