|Admin History||The 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 History||The 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.
|Description||The 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.|