Document ReferenceUMP/6
TitlePhotographs of Library sites, staff and resources at the University of Nottingham
AbstractPhotographs and slides showing University libraries and library staff
Access ConditionsPending full cataloguing, access is limited to parts of this collection and is possible only by advance notice and agreement. Please contact MSC staff for further advice.
Admin HistoryBy the 1950s the original University Library housed in the Trent Building was quite inadequate to meet staff and student demand. The Science Library (later named the George Green Library) was opened in 1964. The main Library (later named the Hallward Library) was opened in 1973. The Manuscripts Department (later Manuscripts and Special Collections) was accommodated in the Trent Building and subsequently in the temporary buildings known as ‘the cowsheds’, but also moved into the main (Hallward) Library on its opening. University Libraries currently forms part of professional services within the Registrar’s Department. There are Library sites at University Park, Queen’s Medical Centre, Jubilee Campus and at Sutton Bonington. Manuscripts and Special Collections is based at the University’s King’s Meadow Campus, together with other Libraries staff. Photographs from other professional service departments can be found at UMP/1.
Custodial HistoryThe images have been added to the collection between 1988 and 2017.
DescriptionMany of the photographs show libraries under construction, the Science (later George Green) Library in the 1960s and the Main (later the Hallward) Library in the early 1970s. There are also a number of photographs of these buildings soon after their completion. There are also many photographs of Library staff at work and at various social events. The fact that Manuscripts and Special Collections is part of University Libraries has no doubt resulted in the preservation of a rather disproportionate quantity of images relating to Libraries within the University Photographs collection. Sorting and cataloguing of some of the photographs in this section is still in progress and access is therefore restricted at present.
MgtGroupUniversity archives
ArrangementThe photographs are arranged in series, each series reflecting a separate acquisition to the collection.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
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