A wonderful resource of images, stories and ideas for students, staff and members of the public.
Discover over 150 collections of rare books and archives: manuscripts, letters, photographs, artworks, newspapers, maps, pamphlets, objects, digital files, and even J.B. Priestley's pipes.
Special Collections at the University of Bradford collects, organises, preserves and makes accessible, unique and distinctive collections to support learning, teaching and research for all.
Covid-19 - updated access to Special Collections
Special Collections has re-opened to researchers. Appointments are available but must be pre-booked. We have a limited scan and send service to enable digital access to our collections. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any enquiries about the collections and to book an appointmnet.
Covid-19: University of Bradford's Visual Archive
Special Collections, at the University of Bradford, is collecting images of staff and students taken during the Covid-19 pandemic to create a photographic archive of experiences. The images will be added to the University’s archive collection and will be available to researchers in the future. We would love to receive your contributions.
Images taken from the start of lockdown in March 2020 and throughout the 2020-21 academic year will be included in the archive, to show how our staff and students have coped and adapted to home working, studying at home and the return to campus with social distancing measures in place.
Covid-19: University of Bradford’s Visual Archive – information for participants
If you require this information in an alternative format, please contact our team.
- Archive Accreditation
- Special Collections and copyright law
- Special Collections policies
- Help with Special Collections catalogues
- How to cite Special Collections documents
- Mitrinovic Archive Cataloguing Project
- PaxCat Project
- Putting Flesh on the Bones Project
- Enquiry Service
- Inter-Library loans
- Publication and commercial use
- Teachers and schools
I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the archive, and I'm extremely grateful for the friendly welcome and great help