Special Collections and Archives


Welcome to the blog for the Special Collections and Archives at the University of Gloucestershire.

Latest posts

University saves unique Dymock Poet letters

Special Collections and Archives at the university has secured important letters written by the famous American poet Robert Frost for their Dymock Poets Special Collection. The university, with the aid of grants from Friends of the National Libraries […]

  Dymock Poets 3 August 2018  

Come along to our Dymock Poets cataloguing group

The Special Collections and Archives have teamed up with the Friends of the Dymock Poets to organise a cataloguing group to help access some of our Dymock Poets material in more detail. Meeting once a month, the aim […]

  Dymock Poets 29 May 2018  

Independent Television News (ITN) Stills Archive

The Independent Television News (ITN) Stills Archive was donated to the Special Collections and Archives in November 2017. It includes c.56,000 photographic stills and negatives from the ITN corporate press archive, documenting national and international news. It is […]

  ITN Archive 1 May 2018  

Easter Opening Hours

The Special Collections and Archives will be open during the following days of the Easter break: Monday 26 March 9am – 5pm Tuesday 27 March 9am – 5pm Wednesday 28 March – Closed Thursday 29 March – Closed […]

  Opening Hours 12 April 2018  

New Special Collections and Archives Internships

There are currently three new internship opportunities in the Special Collections and Archives. University of Gloucestershire students can apply for these via the Future Plan portal: Independent Television News (ITN) Stills Archive Internship x2 The ITN Stills Archive […]

  Future Plan 12 February 2018  

New Wilfrid Wilson Gibson Material

During the Christmas holidays I had the pleasure of collecting a major donation of Wilfrid Wilson Gibson material from Mr John Chirgwin. Gibson is one of the Dymock Poets and hails from Hexham in Northumberland, where fate had […]

  Dymock Poets 16 January 2018  

Artists’ Books Collection

The Artists’ Books Collection was established in 1998 following the exhibition Books As Art held at Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery, Cheltenham Town Hall and the Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education’s Pittville Campus. Artists’ Books are created by […]

  Artists' Books 22 December 2017  

Christmas Closure

The Special Collections and Archives will close to enquiries at 6pm on Friday 22 December 2017, re-opening at 10am on Monday 8 January 2018. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our researchers!

  Opening Hours 13 December 2017  

Visit to the John Masefield Society Archive

Last week I visited the John Masefield Society Archive in Ledbury. It is always nice to get out from behind the desk, and having been a fan of Masefield’s The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights since childhood […]

  Gloucestershire Poets Writers and Artists 23 November 2017  

New John Drinkwater material

We recently purchased some new John Drinkwater material to add to our extensive holdings on the Dymock Poets. These plays and speeches were once part of John Drinkwater’s own personal library, and includes a cancelled edition of the […]

  Dymock Poets 26 October 2017