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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: significant 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, sculptors, 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: