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
Queen Victoria’s life was one of the most documented of any monarch of this country. In the fashion of the Victorian age she defined she maintained an austere public persona. Yet anyone who has read one of her letters understands that Victoria’s emotions were expressed vehemently in her writing. Throughout her life the queen was an avid letter writer, and her last journal entry was written nine days before her death.
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.
Norman Cornish: The Sketchbooks
16 November 2019 - 23 February 2020