Document ReferenceMLC
TitleModern Literature Collection (printed books)
Date Of Creation19th-20th century
ExtentOver 400 items
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers
Admin HistoryThe Modern Literature Collection is an artificial collection of printed books and pamphlets which was created in the 1990s by the University Library in order to gather together material which although relevant to research in modern English literature, was felt to be inappropriate for the open shelves, or required additional protection and care within closed access Special Collections management.
Custodial HistoryThe collection is held in Manuscripts and Special Collections.
DescriptionThe collection has a focus on literary works (rather than criticism or biography) and covers the date range of 1850-1950. It includes signed or annotated works, limited editions, occasional or ephemeral publications including brief runs of periodicals, and items in fragile condition. Poetry, prose and drama are represented.
The Cecil Roberts collection is held as a sub-collection within Modern Literature Collection, and comprises Roberts' own collection of his own works, and a number of signed or annotated works given to him by a wide circle of writer friends.
MgtGroupLiterary and cultural records
Printed Book Collections
ArrangementThe collection is arranged by Library of Congress classification
TermEnglish literature - 20th century
FindingAidsThe collection is catalogued on the University of Nottingham's library catalogue NUsearch ( To browse the Collection, enter the search term MLC (the code for Modern Literature Collection) into the main search box and select to search within the Library Catalogue only.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialLiterary papers of Cecil Roberts (1892-1976), author and journalist, 1938-1954 (MS 130)
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