Membership & Contacts

At present our membership is largely made up of professionals who care for literary papers in university and national libraries. GLAM hopes to develop a broad and inclusive membership, welcoming the interest and participation of: custodians of literary collections in any context, including local record offices, public libraries, single-author centres, museums, literary publishing houses and agencies; researchers and teachers at all levels with an interest in literary archives and manuscripts; and writers (who are after all the creators of our literary collections!)

See a list of member institutions, with links to their websites, literary projects and other relevant pages.

To become a member of GLAM, simply email our Secretary Joanne Fitton ( with your name & contact details, specifying if you would like to join GLAM as an individual or as a representative of an organisation/institution.

GLAM is steered by a committee comprised of:

Chair: David Sutton – Director of Research Projects, Reading University Library, Whiteknights, PO Box 223, Reading RG6 6EA,

Secretary: Joanne Fitton – Acting Head of Special Collections, University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds, LS2 9JT

Treasurer: Fran Baker – Archivist, The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH

Web Officer: Sophie Baldock 

Rachel Foss – Head of Contemporary Archives and Manuscripts, British Library

Charlotte Scott – Head of Collections, London Metropolitan Archives

John Wells
Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
Cambridge University Library

TNA Adviser to the GLAM Committee:
James Travers
Senior Archives Adviser (Casework)
National Advisory Services, The National Archives

Information about GLAM is currently disseminated via an email list. If you would like to join the mailing list, please e-mail the Secretary.

Cataloguing Working Party

This sub-group of GLAM was set up in 2009 and meets bi-annually. The Chair is rotated between members on a six-monthly basis, and currently held up Helen Melody. Membership of the group is as follows:

  • Fran Baker, University of Manchester Library
  • Helen Melody, British Library
  • Karen Sayers, University of Leeds

Minutes of Cataloguing Working Party meetings are available here.

UK Literary Heritage Working Group 

GLAM also works closely with the UK Literary Heritage Working Group, which was established in 2005 to address issues surrounding the sale and dispersal of modern literary manuscripts to overseas institutions.

E M Forster © Edward Leigh

E.M. Forster in his rooms at King’s College, Cambridge, in 1968. King’s College, Cambridge Archive Centre EMF/27/862. © Edward Leigh.

7 Responses to Membership & Contacts

  1. Judi Daykin says:

    I am seeking to contact the Literary Executors of the Vera Britain Estate with a view to including some of Vera’s story and words within a play I am writing. Do you have an email or an address where I could contact them to discuss the possibility? Many Thanks.

  2. Zoe Wilcox says:

    Dear Judi,

    The contact for the Vera Brittain Estate is listed on WATCH (the database of Writers Artists and their Copyright Holders) at

    Best wishes,

    Zoe Wilcox

    GLAM Web Officer

  3. Amy Barker says:

    I am hoping to contact someone at Cambridge- possibly John Wells? My interest is in the Siegfried Sassoon archive, I’m working on an exhibition in Newcastle for September, and have been speaking to the British Library who suggested I got in touch with John.
    Many thanks.

  4. Zoe Wilcox says:

    Dear Amy,

    I will forward your message to John. Alternatively, you will find contact details for Cambridge University Library:

    Best wishes,

    Zoe Wilcox
    GLAM Web Officer

  5. Elizabeth Gow says:

    The telephone number for Judy Berg is not correct. Please could you change this information.

  6. Zoe Wilcox says:

    Thanks for pointing this out, I have now corrected it.

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