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The Collection

The Collection of Modern Literary Archives contains over fifty discrete archives and manuscript accumulations. It offers:

  1. An excellent representation of modern, recent and contemporary literatures in English including: siginificant 20th- and 21st-century poets and novelists; poetry in English from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, North and South America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Africa, and the Caribbean; Writing which acknowledges ethnicity, gender and sexuality.

  2. An excellent representation of the history and development of publishing during the 20th and 21st centuries.

  3. An excellent representation of translations into English of the works of significant 20th- and 21st-century writers from across the world.

  4. An excellent representation of the materiality of visual and literary texts.

  5. An excellent representation of literary and artistic networks especially where they engage with The University of Manchester and the North West region of England. In particular, the Collection demonstrates the strong contribution Manchester, and the North West region has made to the national and international literary scenes.

  6. A good representation of some significant 20th-century British artists, scupltors, letters artists and figures connected to art and visual culture.

  7. A good representation of some significant 20th-century British actors, and figures connected to film, radio and theatre.

 

The Collection of Modern Literary Archives contains:

  • Papers of David Arkell   view online catalogue
  • Papers relating to George Bellairs (Harold Bundell)   view online catalogue
  • Papers relating to Edmund Blunden
  • Carcanet Press
  • Carcanet Press USA Archive
  • Papers of Richard Church
  • Conversations with Critics Archive and Papers relating to Nicholas Tredell
  • Papers of Brian Cox   view online catalogue
  • The Critical Quarterly Archive   view online catalogue
  • Papers relating to Neil Curry and Kathleen Raine
  • Simon Curtis Collection
  • Basil Dean Archive
  • Papers of Robert Donat  view online catalogue
  • Connecticut-Robert Donat Papers   view online catalogue
  • Papers of Tony Dyson
  • Jacob Epstein manuscripts
  • Papers of Elaine Feinstein
  • Papers of Allen Freer   view online catalogue
  • Papers of L.P. Hartley
  • Papers of Annie Horniman   view online catalogue
  • Papers of dom sylvester houedard
  • Papers relating to Peter Huchel
  • Papers of Dawson Jackson   view online catalogue
  • Papers of Adam Johnson 
  • Papers of Grevel Lindop
  • Papers of C.B. McCully
  • Manchester Poetry Centre Archive
  • Papers of A.N. Monkhouse   view online catalogue
  • Papers of C.E. Montague   view online catalogue
  • Francis Neilson Papers
  • Papers of Norman Nicholson   view online catalogue
  • Norman Nicholson Book Collection Archive   view online catalogue
  • Norman Nicholson manuscripts
  • Papers relating to Neil Curry's Faber edition of Norman Nicholson's Complete Poems
  • Papers relating to Tom Kelly and Norman Nicholson   view online catalogue
  • Papers relating to Matt Simpson and Norman Nicholson   view online catalogue
  • Papers relating to David Wright and Norman Nicholson   view online catalogue
  • Papers of Kate Pahl
  • Margaret Paton Papers
  • P.N. Review Archive
  • Papers of Giovanni Pontiero  view online catalogue
  • Papers of Stephen Raw
  • Ina Roberts Papers
  • Morley Roberts Papers
  • Papers of Michael Schmidt
  • Papers relating to Upton Sinclair
  • Howard Spring Collection
  • Wallace Stevens Papers
  • Papers of Katharine Tynan
  • Walt Whitman Collections

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