Special Collections

NTU holds a number of collections and archives. We order these in terms of their rarity, source, condition, form or subject. Many of them relate to specific areas of our research excellence.

The majority of our special collections are relevant to recovery research in English literature. Many of them have a particular focus on labouring-class poetry, modern literary manuscripts or travel writing.

Our main archives and collections are in the Clifton Library. All these items are for reference use in the library only and some carry further conditions imposed by the donor or for preservation reasons. You can only get access to the special collections to by prior arrangement.