Special Collections & Archives

A-Z list of collections

The following list of named collections within Special Collections gives brief descriptions with notes of finding aids and more extensive descriptions.

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George Ashton Autograph Letters
Tony Allen Collection
Attila the Stockbroker Archive


Ronald A. Baldwin Collection of Kent local history books
Ballad and Song Collection
Barker Aural History Tapes: uncatalogued
Bibliography Collection
Bigwood Collection
William Blake Facsimiles
Books-across-the-Sea Collection
Dion Boucicault Collections
Arnold Brown Collection
Buddy Hell Collection


Jacques Copeau Archive
John Crow Collections
Catherine Crowe Collection


Jack Johns Charles Darwin Collection
CP Davies Collection of Mills and Milling
Ivor Dembina Collection
Charles Dickens Theatre Collection
Tiernan Douieb Collection
David Drummond Pantomime Collection


TS Eliot Collection
Valerie Eliot Collection of Contemporary Poetry
Marcus Elmore Collection of play texts


Fat Stock Records: agricultural material, uncatalogued
EM Forster Collection
Funny Women Collection


Jeremy Hardy Collection
Richard Herring Collection
Holman Collection of Mill Memorabilia


Hewlett Johnson Papers


Kent Local History Collection
Kingsley Wood Archive


Lantern Slides on various subjects: uncatalogued
Lloyd George Collection
Josie Long Collection


Maddison Collection
Marlowe Theatre Collection
Melville Collection
Millennium Collection
Modern First Editions and Modern Poetry Collections
Muggeridge Collection of Mill Photographs
Muggeridge Photographs of Churches and Rural Subjects


Penguin Collection
Pettingell Collection
John Pidgeon Collection
Grace Pettman Archive
Playbill Collection
Play Pictorials
Pre-1700 Collection
Programme Collection
Proverb and Language Collection


Queen's Own Buffs, The Royal Kent Regiment Collection


Radical Philosophy Archive: journal archive, uncatalogued
Reading Rayner Collection
Renaissance Collection
Colin Renfrew Archive
Rood Collection of books on and by Edward Gordon Craig


Alexei Sayle Collection
Linda Smith Collection


EM Tenison Papers
Mark Thomas Collection
Andy de la Tour Collection


Joan Wake Collection of French Plays
Bernard Weatherill Papers
Edward Woodward Collection

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