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!

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)

To Journey’s End and Beyond

Surrey History Centre has received £56,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a First World War commemoration project, To Journey's End and Beyond: the Life and Legacy of R C Sherriff. The project will preserve the extensive archive and celebrate the cultural legacy of the Surrey playwright R C Sherriff, in particular his play… Continue reading To Journey’s End and Beyond

The Man Who Saves Life Stories

GLAM members who are interested in diaries and the study of life writing may like to have a look at the website of the Great Diary Project: http://www.thegreatdiaryproject.co.uk/public_html/. Founded by Dr Irving Finkel (who some may know in his other incarnation as Assistant Keeper of Ancient Mesopotamian Script, Languages and Cultures at the British Museum),… Continue reading The Man Who Saves Life Stories

Joanne Limburg Papers

  For some time now Cambridge University Library has been engaged in building its collections of papers of modern and contemporary poets with local Cambridge connections, whether to the town or the University. Accessions of archival material relating to writers as varied as Siegfried Sassoon, Nicholas Moore, Anne Stevenson and Peter Scupham have significantly enhanced our… Continue reading Joanne Limburg Papers

Heritage Lottery Fund simplifies process for urgent acquisitions

HLF yesterday announced changes to its funding criteria for heritage acquisitions, designed to make it easier for applicants to access funds for urgent purchases. This decision was the result of a suggestion by The National Archives in response to HLF’s strategy consultation and is welcomed by GLAM, which advocated for the change.

The Manuscripts & Archives Research Library (M&ARL) in Trinity College Library Dublin

The Manuscripts and Archives Research Library (M&ARL) is the new name for what was once the Manuscripts Department within Trinity College Library Dublin. The re-naming, and the front-and-centre presence on the Library’s re-designed website (http://www.tcd.ie/Library/) serves to draw attention to the presence of a significant collection of historical and literary manuscripts and archives. Trinity College… Continue reading The Manuscripts & Archives Research Library (M&ARL) in Trinity College Library Dublin