Heritage Lottery Funding allows exciting expansion of Seven Stories literary collections

Here at GLAM we are thrilled to announce that in November 2014 Seven Stories was awarded £341,500 from Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘Collecting Cultures’ programme (the only institution in the North East to have received funding in this round). The funding has enabled Seven Stories to make several artwork purchases.  It has also supported acquisition-related costs of a number… Continue reading Heritage Lottery Funding allows exciting expansion of Seven Stories literary collections

GLAM Survey of Rights in Literary Collections LIVE!!

The long anticipated GLAM survey of rights in literary collections is here!   The survey has been designed in survey monkey for all members to participate. It will be open for 6 weeks (closing 19th January). Please follow the link below: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JN2WJMY   Results will be reported on the GLAM website and fed back to… Continue reading GLAM Survey of Rights in Literary Collections LIVE!!

Pansies! Nottingham acquires a newly-discovered Lawrence typescript!

With the assistance of the ACE/V & A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends of the National Libraries, The University of Nottingham recently purchased a Typescript of D H Lawrence's Collection of Poems 'Pansies', with an accompanying letter to Charles Lahr, both dated 1929. This typescript quite significantly shows that Lawrence typed the Poetry collection a fourth… Continue reading Pansies! Nottingham acquires a newly-discovered Lawrence typescript!

Romance, Research & Archives

As a cataloguer who has worked mainly on literary archives, the second highlight of the first few days of October (the GLAM meeting being, obviously, the first) was the 2nd October edition of the DBSA podcast (transcript here). The DBSA podcast is hosted by Sarah Wendell, co-founder of the romance novel review site Smart Bitches,… Continue reading Romance, Research & Archives

Noël Coward Archive

The Cadbury Research Library has just finished hosting a four-week internship focusing on the Noël Coward archive held there. The internship was funded by the Coward Foundation and the successful applicant was Lucy Mounfield. The Coward archive at Birmingham is extensive but not fully catalogued. We do have a basic box listing available on our… Continue reading Noël Coward Archive

Previous & Next GLAM Meetings!

The meeting held at the British Library 22nd May 2015 on the theme of acquisition was well attended, with a very informative and lively session from Andrew Motion and Peter Rankin. Thanks to members who shared their experiences on negotiations with donors and depositors. Chatham house rules applied to the day but we hope some… Continue reading Previous & Next GLAM Meetings!

Authors & their Papers

A message from David Sutton, Chair of GLAM: Authors and their Papers has reached this, its latest form, in a pleasingly collaborative way.  The absence of such a document, especially for literary authors, became a theme for discussion during the workshops run by the Diasporic Literary Archives Network, and a first draft was assembled by… Continue reading Authors & their Papers

University of East Anglia has launched a new British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW)

Here at GLAM we are delighted to announce that the University of East Anglia has launched a new British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW) . The initiative builds on the University’s international reputation for creative writing, the status of Norwich as a UNESCO City of Literature, and UEA’s strong links with writers of world renown… Continue reading University of East Anglia has launched a new British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW)