Document ReferenceDHLC
TitleD.H. Lawrence Collection (printed books)
ExtentOver 4000 items
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers
Admin HistoryThe collection of works by and about David Herbert Lawrence (1885-1930), who took a two-year teacher's training course at University College, Nottingham, between 1906 and 1908, has been built up gradually over the years. It is seen as complementing both the rich Lawrence manuscript holdings in the Department, providing essential reference copies for visiting researchers, and also the general English literature holdings on Level 4 of Hallward Library. Users are advised to check that items of interest, if not found here, may perhaps be identified through other library catalogues. Published works with manuscript additions will, for instance, normally be located in the manuscript holdings.

The Collection has been augmented by the addition of several private libraries of Lawrence material, notably the collections of the late George Lazarus. These additions greatly extend the coverage of first editions and the bibliographical interest of the holdings.

The Collection is actively being developed and extended to support research and teaching needs. Both new and out-of-print materials are acquired through purchase and donation. Collection development policies take account of the interests and strengths of other local collecting institutions, so that unnecessary duplication or competition is avoided.
Custodial HistoryThe collection was developed within the University of Nottingham Library. The Lazarus Collection was given to the University in 1997, and forms a sub-group of the D.H. Lawrence Collection.

A generous award from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2000 supported the full cataloguing of both the manuscript and printed collections over a two-year period.
DescriptionThe Collection comprises separately published works by Lawrence, including fiction, poems, plays, criticism, travel accounts, translations, reproductions of paintings and other output in book and pamphlet form, together with coverage of his periodical publications. There are also biographies, critical works, bibliographies, catalogues and newspaper cuttings. In recent years, the acquisition of material about Lawrence in his circle and concerning his continuing literary influence has extended the breadth of the Collection.
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 DHLC (the code for D.H. Lawrence Collection) into the main search box and select to search within the Library Catalogue only. A set of 'D.H. Lawrence Resources' web pages created by Manuscripts and Special Collections staff provides more information about D.H. Lawrence and the Lawrence Collections. Copy and paste the TinyURL link to visit 'D.H. Lawrence Resources':
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialThe University has large Lawrence holdings in its manuscript collections, in addition to this printed collection (Refs: La, and For)
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA42Lawrence; D.H. (1885-1930); David Herbert; writer1885-1930
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