The next GLAM meeting will be held in the Brotherton Library Gallery at the University of Leeds on April 11th 2016. The meeting will discuss the results of our literary rights survey, include speakers from Elizabeth Gaskell's House and the Brontë Parsonage and will wrap up with our business meeting. If you have any queries about… Continue reading GLAM Meeting – 11th April
A reminder of the Archivist as Interpreter event being held at the BL on Friday 4th March. This event will explore the ways in which archivists and cultural heritage professionals interpret their collections. For more information and to book a place at the event, please see here.
Don't forget that the British Library exhibition on Alice in Wonderland in the Front Hall Gallery is still open to explore until April 17th. Curated by Helen Melody, the exhibition celebrates 150 years since the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Find out more about the exhibition here and more about a range of events being put… Continue reading Alice in Wonderland at the BL
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 enabled Seven Stories to make several artwork purchases. It has also supported acquisition-related costs of a number… Continue reading Heritage Lottery Funding allows exciting expansion of Seven Stories literary collections
The long anticipated GLAM survey of rights in literary collections is here! The survey has been designed in survey monkey for all members to participate. It will be open for 6 weeks (closing 19th January). Please follow the link below: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JN2WJMY Results will be reported on the GLAM website and fed back to… Continue reading GLAM Survey of Rights in Literary Collections LIVE!!
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 dated 1929. This typescript quite significantly shows that Lawrence typed the Poetry collection a fourth… Continue reading Pansies! Nottingham acquires a newly-discovered Lawrence typescript!
As a cataloguer who has worked mainly on literary archives, the second highlight of the first few days of October (the GLAM meeting being, obviously, the first) was the 2nd October edition of the DBSA podcast (transcript here). The DBSA podcast is hosted by Sarah Wendell, co-founder of the romance novel review site Smart Bitches,… Continue reading Romance, Research & Archives
The Cadbury Research Library has just finished hosting a four-week internship focusing on the Noël Coward archive held there. The internship was funded by the Coward Foundation and the successful applicant was Lucy Mounfield. The Coward archive at Birmingham is extensive but not fully catalogued. We do have a basic box listing available on our… Continue reading Noël Coward Archive
The meeting held at the British Library 22nd May 2015 on the theme of acquisition was well attended, with a very informative and lively session from Andrew Motion and Peter Rankin. Thanks to members who shared their experiences on negotiations with donors and depositors. Chatham house rules applied to the day but we hope some… Continue reading Previous & Next GLAM Meetings!
A message from David Sutton, Chair of GLAM: Authors and their Papers has reached this, its latest form, in a pleasingly collaborative way. The absence of such a document, especially for literary authors, became a theme for discussion during the workshops run by the Diasporic Literary Archives Network, and a first draft was assembled by… Continue reading Authors & their Papers