Collections & Archives

Chris AshtonChris Ashton

Head, Content & Collections

Content and collections is responsible for the procurement and acquisition of all information resources for the Library’s digital and print collections and for obtaining materials from our partners on a document delivery request basis. The team also leads the active management and arrangement of print collections across our sites and works with our partners to develop integrated collaborative collections.

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Jacky HodgsonJacky Hodgson

Head, Special Collections

Special Collections is responsible for the curation and care of over 25,000 rare books and more than 150 collections of archives and subject-based collections of books and documents. As well as supporting research and learning within the University, the team shares expertise and builds relationships with the wider community through engaging the collections with individuals and with exhibitions, consultancies and events. In addition, the team runs an ongoing digitisation programme to make selected items from the collections freely available over the web, and works with colleagues to ensure the ongoing preservation of digitised and born-digital material.

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Angela Haighton

Angela HaightonHead, National Fairground Archive and Digital Humanities

The National Fairground Archive (NFA) was established in 1994, and embodies a unique resource of international significance covering the history of popular entertainment from the nineteenth century onwards. The team is responsible for the development and curation of the collection of photographic, printed, manuscript and audiovisual material from the early fairground and allied industries such as early cinema, circus, magic and variety, for the University’s Heritage collections, and for active engagement with a range of audiences through events and exhibitions, media and publicity. In addition, the team consults and collaborates with researchers and students on digital humanities research and projects, serving as a resource where digital techniques and collections bring opportunities to advance scholarly work.

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telephone contact +44 (0) 114 222 7281