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The University of Nottingham's collections are very varied. Click on the links below to browse top-level descriptions of collections in the following categories:
Associations and societies
- Includes the Historical Association, the Dishley Sheep Society of Leicestershire and the Cambridge Garrick Club.
Family and estate collections
- Predominantly Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire focus, including lace-making, hosiery and textiles, engineering, collieries and farming.
Genealogical and local history
- Representing some of the most important Nottinghamshire landowning families, from the 12th to the 20th centuries
- Principally concerned with research into local communities and families
Libraries of other institutions
- History of health and medical treatment, including Nottingham General Hospital and Nottingham Medico-Chirurgical Society
Literary and cultural records
- Three parish libraries from Oakham, Elston, and Coleorton, rich in early theological and related titles
- A wide range of materials, including the D.H. Lawrence collections and the Portland Literary Collection
- Including the working papers of former University staff, correspondence, journals, household books and recipe books
Political and diplomatic papers
- Collections entirely or predominantly made up of photographs, and larger collections that include significant photographic content
Printed Book collections
- Papers created or collected by the landowning families of Nottinghamshire, plus many smaller manuscript collections.
- Special printed book collections, including the East Midlands Collection and the Briggs Collection of Educational Literature.
Rivers, drainage and water records
- Records of the Archdeaconry of Nottingham and various nonconformist churches in Nottinghamshire.
Scientific, research and educational collections
- Records relating to the historic activities of the Trent River Authority and its predecessors in the Trent basin.
Trade Union and Trade Association records
- A wide variety of material, including ornithology, meteorology, radiofrequency spectroscopy and cotton research.
- Including records of the Amalgamated Society of Operative Lace Makers and Auxiliary Workers and other textile associations.
- Historical records of The University of Nottingham and its predecessor, University College, Nottingham.