University of Gloucestershire Archives

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University of Gloucestershire Archives

University of Gloucestershire Archives

Special Collections and Archives

Archived materials

​​We hold the historic records of the University of Gloucestershire, predecessor colleges and several special collections relating to Gloucestershire and beyond. Open to students, staff and members of the public, the service offers a wide range of archive and special collections material for your research.

University Archive

Dating from the 1820s to the present day, the University Archive charts the history of the institution and the students who studied here.

Gloucestershire Poets, Writers and Artists Collection

An umbrella-collection incorporating material on the renowned Dymock Poets, Whittington Press, U. A. Fanthorpe, James Elroy Flecker, Michael Henry​, The Cyder Press, and the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail.

Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Library

We are custodians of this research library, spanning 8,000 titles dating from 1520 to the present day and covering the history and archaeology of Bristol, Gloucestershire and the wider UK. The library is available to search on the University’s library catalogue.

Local Heritage Initiative Archive

A Heritage Lottery funded project where communities across England were commissioned to produce material on their unique local heritage, from drama and music to local and oral histories.

Special Collections re-open

The Special Collections have re-opened in their new home – TC002B, Francis Close Hall. Here you can access the following collections:

  • Dymock Poets Special Collection
  • Whittington Press Collection
  • U A Fanthorpe Archive
  • Cyder Press Collection
  • Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail Archive
  • David Elyan Collection
  • Michael Henry Archive
  • Local Heritage Initiative Archive

Special Collections in their new home

The Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Library and University Archive are currently in storage before moving to Delta Place in Cheltenham in the autumn, remaining closed to visitors until then. Over the last two weeks staff at FCH have been busy wrapping and packaging 1,110 boxes of books and archives! We look forward to unboxing these collections in their new home.

Move 2017 4

Before – Boxing up