Special Collections Support for Research
Our Special Collections are unique primary sources which offer immense scope for academic research across disciplines and at various levels. Many have not been available to the public for very long and are relatively under-explored by academics, which means plenty of possibilities for new discoveries.
All researchers are most welcome to contact us and find out more about what have to offer. The best place to start is by exploring our Collections.
Extra support for academic staff and researchers at the University of Bradford
Special Collections are not just for humanities research! Any work with a historical or local dimension may be enhanced by use of unique and distinctive collections.
One-to-one advice. Please let us know about your research interests. It may be that we have relevant material which isn't highlighted on the website, or know of something elsewhere that might help you.
Funding bids. We are very keen to collaborate on bids for research funding where our involvement can support you. For instance, to digitise resources in Special Collections to enable more research and wider access. Witness our Wellcome-funded project Putting Flesh on the Bones.
Community engagement and demonstrating impact. We can help by linking your research with external audiences, both locally and worldwide.
Workshops. We offer workshops on our areas of expertise such as archival research and social media as part of Library and University programmes for researchers.