Cookson (Catherine) Archive

Subject strengths: Literature

This small collection of papers of North East writer Dame Catherine Cookson (1906-1998) includes the manuscripts from two of her books, an interview recorded in 1985 and examples of the dictaphone tapes she used to create her books.


Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:

Collection Name: Cookson (Catherine) Archive

Archive Ref Code: GB186/CC

Date Range of Material

1981 - 1999

Type of Material

Personal archive of Catherine Cookson

Size of Collection

1 Linear Metres of shelving 

How To Order Items From This Collection

Please use the finding aid below to search through a list of the individual items we have within this collection.

If you find an item you would like to consult in the Special Collections reading room, simply make a note of the reference number and title of the item(s) you are interested in (for example CC 1/1 Adinner of herbs – corrected typescript).

You can then place your order by linking to our request form

Finding Aid

Available via online listing

Scanning and Photocopy Service

If you are unable to visit our reading room, we also have a scanning and photocopying service.

Other Resources

For most of Catherine Cookson's books, which are particularly strong in foreign editions of her works, see Cookson (Catherine) Collection.

An exhibition to compliment this collection is available to view here.