|Admin History||The East Midlands Special Collection comprises the older and rarer part of the East Midlands Collection. Like that collection, it contains books, pamphlets, periodicals and other materials on the historic counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland. |
|Custodial History||The collection originated with and has been developed by the University of Nottingham. |
|Description||Although the Collection is commonly thought of as dealing with local history, many subjects are represented, including the natural sciences, architecture and buildings, archaeology, literature, economic activity and social issues. There are inevitably overlaps with other parts of the Library's general holdings. The Collection aims to support relevant subjects in the University's research and teaching programmes, and supports and complements the very rich local materials in the Department's manuscript collections.|
A special section within the Collection is devoted to the University, including official and unofficial publications, about 200 periodicals, and ephemera issued by student groups since 1979. This collection is kept in a closed-access store. Only duplicate material is available in the East Midlands Collection on the open shelves in the Reading Room.