New Collections now available - Special Collections and Archives

Newcastle University Library Special Collections and Archives are pleased to announce that the following new collections have been catalogued and are now available in Special Collections and Archives at the Philip Robinson Library:

Archive collections relevant to History, Social History, Politics, Education

Trevelyan (Charles Philips) Archive

Subject strengths:  History; Politics; Education; Social History

The Trevelyan Papers, deposited by the Trevelyan family, are those of several generations of the Trevelyan family whose home was Wallington Hall, Northumberland. The archive is rich and diverse, not least because the family had so many roles and indulged so many interests between them that the archive can truly be described as multi-disciplinary.

Charles Philips Trevelyan (1870-1958), 3rd Baronet, was a Liberal and then Labour M.P. and his papers reflect a range of early twentieth-century political issues. He was a founder of the Union of Democratic Control during World War I and President of the Board of Education. His papers cover the Liberal and Labour parties, Parliamentary measures, and contain Cabinet papers and election material but also include items concerning education acts; school diaries; summer, vacation and Sunday schools; Parents' National Education Union schools, Catholic and London Board schools; school attendance; and specific UK schools and colleges. In the 1930s Charles announced his intention to donate the Wallington Estate to the National Trust.

The collection also include substantial content originating from Charles’ wife, Mary Katharine Trevelyan nee Bell (1881-1966) , half-sister of Gertrude Bell. Mary was president of the Northumberland Women’s Liberal Federation, and involved with the Campaign for the Preservation of Rural England (CPRE), Women’s Institute, Girl Guides and Association of Countrywomen of the World. Her correspondence reflects these interests, as well as her domestic life. Also included are her personal diaries for 1892-1917.

The collection also contains substantial correspondence to and from Charles and Mary’s children; Pauline Dower, George Lowthian Trevelyan, Kitty Trevelyan, Marjorie Weaver, Patricia Jennings and Geoffrey Trevelyan.

Tyneside Campaign for Homosexual Equality (Tyneside CHE) Archiveundefined

Subject strengths:  Social History; Politics

Administration, correspondence, research and campaign materials produced by the Tyneside Campaign for Homosexual Equality, and associated material relating to lesbian and gay politics from the 1970s to the 1990s, including newspaper cuttings, campaign material, leaflets, and magazines and journals. 

Archive and Book collections relevant to Literary Archives – Poetry, Literature, English Literature

Bloodaxe Books Collections

Subject strengths: Literature - Poetry - Publishing - English Literature

Bloodaxe Books authors and books have won virtually every major literary award given to poetry, including the T.S. Elliot Prize, Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize. Bloodaxe is also known for its work with translated collections and American poetry, and have published responsively to cultural change in Britain, publishing some of the finest writers in the British-Caribbean and South-Asian diaspora. Another significant achievement is that Bloodaxe publish more female writers than any other British poetry publisher, at a 50:50 male:female ratio. This collection consists of the books published by Bloodaxe Books including poetry and prose.

Mapanje (Jack) Archive

Subject strengths: Literature

Personal papers of Jack Mapanje including correspondence, press cuttings, books and draft manuscripts relating to his time as a political prisoner in Malawi, the campaign for his release and the publication of his poetry.

O'Brien (Sean) Archive

Subject strengths: Literature

Consists of working papers for almost all of his published work and a large quantity of unpublished material. Includes correspondence in the form of letters and email print-outs, as well as 80 working notebooks dating back to the 1970s.

Tonks (Rosemary) Archive

Subject strengths: Literature

Includes digital copies of notebooks and diaries belonging to Rosemary Tonks. Also includes photocopies of Rosemary Tonks's birth, marriage, divorce, death and medical records, and photocopies of a document she wrote entitled: "Bournemouth 1981. The keeping of the 2nd Commandment Before and After. The Burning of Some Idols". 

Published on: 30th November 2018

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