GLAM Survey of Collecting Policy & Practice:
University of Manchester, John Rylands Library

The Rylands collection of literary manuscripts and archives in English ranges from the fifteenth century to the present. It covers all the literary genres including poetry, prose, theatre, film and performance and occupies hundreds of linear metres of space. With the printed book collection it contains the literary output of a variety of writers who fall within and outside the literary canon. lt is also able to tell the histories of various literary coteries, groups and movements and contains an excellent representation of literature from across the English-speaking world. In addition, its richness invites and repays, theoretically informed modes of research including Post-colonialism and gender and sexuality). Through a wide range of formats and record types it also speaks eloquently of the pre-histories of literary texts and their transmission, printing and publishing and the histories of the book and of reading.

Recent Acquisitions

Description of acquisition (including extent) Type of acquisition Source of acquisition
1. The Archives of the Carcanet Press and P.N. Review Purchase Offer from ownerFunded: Own resources
2. Papers of Elaine Feinstein Purchase Offer from ownerFunded: Own resources, grant & Friends of the John Rylands
3. Papers of J.G. Sharps Bequest Approach to owner
4. Dennis Welland-Wilfred Owen Collection Gift Offer from owner
5. Papers of Grevel Lindop Purchase Dealer
Approach to owner
Funded by own resources

For further information or enquiries please contact the John Rylands Library direct.

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