Alison has the privilege of caring for the University's wonderful Special Collections of archives, rare books, pamphlets, ephemera, maps and more.
She is responsible for all aspects of managing the collections, including preservation, emergency planning, services to users, fundraising, marketing, cataloguing and more. Alison is active in the library and archive profession, writing, tweeting and speaking about the challenges of managing unique and distinctive collections.
Martin's role is to provide clerical and technical support to the Special Collections service. This includes providing services to users, running our reprographic services, and managing the day to day preservation activities that keep the collections safe.
James's primary role is leading the ‘Putting Flesh on the Bones Project’, a collaboration between the University of Bradford’s Special Collections and Department of Archaeological Sciences.
Funded by the Wellcome Trust, the project involves unlocking the archive collection of renowned palaeopathologist Calvin Wells. Working with a team that includes a conservator and osteopath, his main responsibilities involve cataloguing, digitising, preserving, and promoting Wells’ rich and unique archive.
As an expert on the conservation of paper and photographs, Vanessa is responsible for ensuring the long-term care of the Calvin Wells Archive is considered at all times – from suitable handling and packing to appropriate storage conditions. She will be performing conservation treatments on the archive items to increase their stability and lifespan.