Category Archives: Acquisitions

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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New Malcolm Bradbury material at UEA Archives

Early short stories in the Nottinghamshire Guardian Malcolm Bradbury (1932-2000) was Professor at the University of East Anglia’s former School of English and American Studies (EAS) from 1970-1994. He co-founded (with Angus Wilson) and later directed the MA course in … Continue reading

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Russell Hoban Archive in search of a home

The archive of the late novelist Russell Hoban is available for acquisition. The American author who lived in London from 1969 to his death in 2011 is best-known for his books Riddley Walker, The Mouse and his Child and the … Continue reading

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Hanif Kureishi on depositing his archive at the British Library

By Rachel Foss, Lead Curator of Modern Literary Manuscripts at the British Library On Wednesday we announced the acquisition of Hanif Kureishi’s Archive at the British Library’s Cultural Highlights preview for 2014. Hanif kindly agreed to join us for the … Continue reading

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Willy Russell Archive deposited at Liverpool John Moores University.

Guest post by Jessica Smith, Project Archivist  Willy Russell is a playwright and musician whose work has enjoyed worldwide success and acclaim. He is best known for plays Educating Rita (1980), Shirley Valentine (1986), Our Day Out (1977), and the … Continue reading

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British Library acquires the archive of poet James Berry

The British Library has acquired the archive of the Caribbean British poet and writer, James Berry OBE. One of the first black writers in Britain to be widely recognised for his work, James Berry came to Britain as part of … Continue reading

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Robert Edric Archive at UEA helps researchers uncover the creative writing process

By Sarah Elsegood, Arts and Humanities Faculty Librarian and Curator of Archives and Special Collections  The University of East Anglia has been gifted an important collection of literary manuscripts from prolific Yorkshire author Robert Edric (pseudonym for Gary Edric Armitage) … Continue reading

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John le Carré archive heads to Oxford

John le Carré, one of the world’s most celebrated authors, has offered his literary archive to Oxford’s Bodleian Library with the intention that it should become its permanent home. Le Carré said, ‘I am delighted to be able to do … Continue reading

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J. D. Salinger – Hartog Letters at UEA

A collection of 50 handwritten letters and 4 postcards has been donated to the University of East Anglia’s Literary Archives by the family of a long-standing friend of the author’s – Mr Donald Hartog. The processing and publicizing of this … Continue reading

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