GLAM Survey of Collecting Policy & Practice:
King’s College Archive Centre, University of Cambridge

The Archive Centre’s literary papers are particularly strong in the fields of early twentieth-century English novels and poetry, and fine art. Particularly well demonstrated are the lives, cultural milieu and creative output of members of the ‘Bloomsbury Group’ and other famous Kingsmen. There are pre-eminent collections for Bloomsbury figures E.M. Forster, Rosamond Lehmann, Frances Partridge, Ivy Compton-Burnett, T.S. Eliot, and G.H.W. ‘Dadie’ Rylands, as well as for Kingsmen Rupert Brooke, Julian Bell and Tony Tanner. The Centre also holds a significant amount of material relating to Virginia Woolf. The literary papers comprise approximately 1,000 shelf feet, with an additional 60 feet of reference books.

Recent Acquisitions

Description of acquisition (including extent) Type of acquisition Source of acquisition
The Personal Papers of Frances Partridge (July 2004).  Approximately 50 archive boxes of material Bequest Offer from owner

For further information or enquiries please contact King’s College Archive Centre direct.

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