Alphabetical List of Special Collections
Arranged by surname of the person or the name of organisation that created the archive.
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H.G. ALEXANDER Minorities Archive: press cuttings on German minorities in Poland post-1919.
Papers of WILLIAM H. ALLCHIN: psychiatrist and poet, Far Eastern prisoner of war who sought reconciliation.
ALTERNATIVE DEFENCE COMMISSION Archive: 1980s academics and others seeking new ideas about defence.
Papers on ANTHRAX: how the Bradford wool trade fought a deadly disease.
ANTIQUARIAN Book Collection: our collection of early printed books and other rare materials.
Papers of Eric BAKER: Quaker peace activist and Amnesty campaigner.
Revis BARBER and Dennis BELLAMY Papers: governors who played key role in creation of the University of Bradford
Ludwig BARUCH Internment Archive: Second World War correspondence from internment camp.
Harold BLAKEMORE Latin American Archive: academic specialising in Latin America, especially Chile.
Archive of BOOK ACTION FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT: British authors, booksellers and publishers campaigning in the early 1980s.
BRADFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Archive: 1957-1966, predecessor of the University of Bradford.
Records of the BRADFORD NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT GROUP: 1980s campaigners.
BRADFORD PEACE ACTION GROUP Archive: creating Bradford's nuclear free zone, 1980s
BRADFORD TECHNICAL COLLEGE Archive: 1832-1956. Founded to provide skill for the textile industry, eventually became the University of Bradford.
The Papers of Hugh BROCK: nonviolent direct action 1950s, Peace News, nuclear disarmament symbol.
Papers of Barbara BRUCE: a British nurse discovering Gandhi's ideas in India, 1940s.
Fred Robinson BUTTERFIELD Collection: photographs of the Yorkshire Dales, 1930s.
Archive of the CAMPAIGN TO FREE VANUNU: UK campaign to free Israeli nuclear whistle-blower Mordecai Vanunu and for a nuclear-free Middle East, 1990s.
Barbara CASTLE Cabinet Diaries: Labour politician in the UK government, 1960s and 1970s.
Archives of the COMMITTEE FOR CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION SUPPORT: training and support for people in the former Yugoslavia, 1990s.
Archives of the COMMITTEE OF 100 collected by Derry Hannam: 1960s nuclear disarmament campaign.
COMMONWEAL ARCHIVES: over 70 archives on peace and social change, most originally collected by Commonweal Library. Not to be confused with ...
Archives of the COMMONWEAL COLLECTION: records of independent peace library based at the University of Bradford.
COMMONWEAL RARE BOOKS: historic, rare, fragile books on peace.
Archive of the COMMUNITY PROJECTS CHARITABLE TRUST: charity which worked with communities in Northern Ireland during the 1970s.
CRAIG Medical Peace Movements Archive: medical professionals campaigning 1960s-1990s.
Adam CURLE Archive: first Professor of Peace Studies at the University, studied conflict resolution and peace education.
Archives of the DIRECT ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NUCLEAR WAR: nonviolent direct action group, 1950s.
Edith DURHAM Balkan Collection: scrapbooks on Yugoslavia and Albania, 1920s.
Ted EDWARDS Archive: first Vice-Chancellor of the University, peace campaigner, studied interdisciplinarity.
ENGLISH DOMESTIC POLITICS Collection: press cuttings on industrial unrest 1918-1919.
FRASER Collection on Nuclear Disarmament: 1980 peace campaigning.
Papers of Margaret GARDINER: mass media techniques in raising nuclear issues in 1960s.
The GRASSINGTON and District Peace Group Archive: peace campaigners 1981-present.
Joel Martin HALPERN Balkan Archive: research on family life and social structures in Balkan region.
Jacquetta HAWKES Archive and Book Collection: archaeologist, poet, journalist and broadcaster.
HISTORY OF PHARMACY Book Collection: printed books, especially pharmacopeias.
Papers of Sir Isaac HOLDEN and Family: correspondence of Bradford wool manufacturer and MP, invaluable for UK and French history.
Papers of Colin HUNTER: councillor active in creating Bradford's nuclear free zone, 1980s.
INDEPENDENT LABOUR PARTY Russian Tour Material: diary of visit to the USSR in 1932.
KEARTON Book Collection: Cherry and Richard Kearton, Swaledale born wildlife photographers.
KENNALLY Northern Ireland Archive: exploring conflict in Belfast, 1971.
KENNET Papers: publications on international relations
LAREDO South African Archive: anti-apartheid campaigner.
LOCAL and Regional Book Collection: huge collection of rare books on Bradford, the historic West Riding, and the Yorkshire Dales.
Papers of Baroness LOCKWOOD: Betty Lockwood, first chair of the Equal Opportunities Commission, Labour Party activist, University of Bradford Chancellor 1997-2005.
Records of LONDON GREENPEACE: anarchist collective, campaigned against nuclear testing in 1970s.
Paul MCKEE Election Broadcasting Archive: televisual pioneer.
Correspondence of MAIRET, McLaughlin, Welton etc: letters of Philip Mairet and others interested in Christian socialist ideas, mainly 1950s
Papers of David MARKHAM relating to tax refusal: nuclear weapons tax protest, 1960s.
Dorothy Freeborn MARTIN Peace Archive: peace campaigns,1940s-1960s.
MEDICAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE PREVENTION OF WAR Archive: doctors and medical professionals anti-war activities, 1950s onwards.
Papers of Sarah MEYER relating to Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, plus European peace conferences and camps.
Davina MILLER Archive on the SCOTT INQUIRY into defence exports to Iraq.
Research Papers of David J. MITCHELL on Military Nonconformity: correspondence and interviews: WW1 absolutist conscientious objectors and others conscripted in WW2 and after who struggled with military life.
W.R. MITCHELL Archive and Book Collection: journalist and prolific author who captured the stories and landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales.
Dimitrije MITRINOVIC and New Atlantis Foundation Library and Archive: archive of a philosopher/social critic and his circle; books on politics, sociology, philosophy, religion, art, esoterica and more.
NEWSPAPERS in Special Collections. Bradford Pioneer, Citizen, Co-operative News, Reynolds News.
NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT Symbol Drawings: original designs of the peace symbol for the 1958 Aldermaston March, by Gerald Holtom.
Records of OPERATION NAMIBIA: direct action against South Africa's role in Namibia, 1970s.
Papers of Geoffrey OSTERGAARD: academic and activist interested in sarvodaya movement, India.
David Hardisty PAX Collection: research papers on Catholic peace organisation
The PEACE Ephemera Collection: mostly 1980s campaigns.
Archives of PEACE NEWS: records of key publication for British and international peace movements.
The PEACE PAMPHLETS Collection: thousands of pamphlets discussing peace, social change and nuclear disarmament.
Records of the PEACE TAX CAMPAIGN: conscientious objection to military tax spend, 1980s.
PEART-BINNS Christian Socialist Archive: Tom Heron, Maurice Reckitt, and their circles.
PEART-BINNS Episcopal Biography Archive: Anglican bishops from the 19th century to the present.
Papers of the POPPLEWELL Inquiry into Crowd Safety: uncovering the causes of the 1985 Bradford City stadium fire.
The Archive of the PREHISTORIC SOCIETY: archaeologists studying prehistoric people in Britain.
J. B. PRIESTLEY Archive and Book Collection: our most famous collection, discover our Bradford-born author and broadcaster.
QUAKER Book Collection: early Quaker books, many collected by Yorkshire meeting houses.
Archives of the QUAKER PEACE STUDIES TRUST: charity which has supported Peace Studies at the University of Bradford.
Elizabeth and Arthur RAISTRICK Collection: maps, books, papers collected by the 'Dalesman of the Millennium': Yorkshire Dales, mining, Quaker history.
Papers of Michael RANDLE: activist and academic, much on 1950s and 1960s direct action, George Blake prosecution case.
RAWNSLEY British Union of Fascists Collection: oral history, a novel and an autobiography.
REYNOLDS NEWS: under several titles, radical Sunday newspaper, 1850-1967.
Joseph RILEY Archive: Bradford businessman, father of W. Riley, wrote autobiography and travel diary.
W. RILEY Archive: Bradford-born popular novelist, famed for 'Windyridge'.
Joseph ROTBLAT Book Collection: books on nuclear science, disarmament belonging to scientist and campaigner.
Titus SALT's day book: notebook of the founder of Saltaire recording his innovative work on alpaca wool.
Fred SINGLETON Archive: academic and activist interested in Yugoslavia, Finland, Yorkshire.
Bradford Students' Union SKOPJE Collection: albums presented to students helping after earthquake, 1960s.
Peggy SMITH drawings: pencil sketches of peace campaigners and other well-known people, 1930s.
SOCIAL AND POLITICAL HISTORY Book Collection: small collection of historic books.
Papers of John STEEL concerning the Gulf Peace Team: peace camp set up to protest against the First Gulf War.
STUDENT NEWSPAPERS Javelin, Fleece, Shep, Scrapie etc are essential resources for University and Bradford history.
Papers of Richard TAYLOR: 1950s-1960s peace campaigns.
UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD Archive: immense archive of documents, photographs, publicity etc. telling the story of the University since 1966.
UNIVERSITY Book Collection: University publications and books by University authors, including Bradford University Press.
John WADDINGTON-FEATHER Collection: prolific Yorkshire author, with an interest in dialect.
Calvin WELLS Archive and Book Collection: doctor who studied skeletal remains, relevant to palaeopathology, archaeology, history of medicine.
Harold WILSON University Finance Speech: HW was the First Chancellor of the University of Bradford.