New Beckett letters acquired

Five letters and three postcards from Samuel Beckett to the Israeli scriptwriter and journalist Mira Avrech have been acquired by Special Collections. The letters date from 1967 to 1974, and […]

New featured item: Selectus Diplomatum et Numismatum Scotiae Thesaurus

James Anderson, Selectus Diplomatum et Numismatum Scotiae Thesaurus, 1739 James Anderson (1662–1728) was a Scottish historiographer and antiquary. Born in Edinburgh in 1662, the son of a Presbyterian minister, he studied law at the University of Edinburgh […]

Book binding for beginners: conservation training

Written by Claire Wooldridge, UMASCS Graduate Trainee Library Assistant As the library graduate trainee here at the University of Reading’s Special Collections Service, I am fortunate enough to get lots […]

Top Ten Treasures from the Archives: Owen Jones

Our collections richer than most people would imagine and cover a wide variety of subjects and historical periods. To give you an idea of what’s there, University Archivist Guy Baxter […]

Readerships and literary cultures 1900-1950

Archivist Nancy Fulford reports back from the first of the University’s ‘Archives and Texts’ seminars. For information on the rest of the series, see ‘Readerships and literary cultures 1900-1950’ was the […]