GLAM Survey of Collecting Policy & Practice:
University of Leicester Library

The University of Leicester Special Collections holds approximately 90 linear metres of papers relating to a number of prominent writers connected with Leicester and its wider community. These include Joe Orton, Sue Townsend, Chris Challis, David Campton, Laura Riding, Andrew Waterman and Caroline Holden. The material, which includes holograph manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, photographs, family ephemera and business papers, is a rich resource for researchers looking at twentieth-century writers, their work and their relationships with agents, publishers, family and peers.

Recent Acquisitions

Description of acquisition (including extent) Type of acquisition Source of acquisition
1. David Campton Papers10 linear metres Gift Offer from owner
2. Sue Townsend Papers40 linear metres Loan/deposit Offer from owner
3. Joe Orton Papers4 linear metres Purchase Approach to owner Funded by grantOther (specify):
Fundraising

For further information or enquiries please contact the University of Leicester Library direct.

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