manuscript collections of the University of Birmingham library by Christine L. Penney

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Offprint from Archives, v.17, no.76, Oct. 1986.

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Statementby Christine L. Penney.
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Information on the Special Collections manuscript collections. Feeney collection: the scores of works by leading twentieth and twenty-first century composers commissioned by the John Feeney Charitable Trust and first performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony g No: FCS Little Malvern Court manuscripts: a small collection of medieval and post-medieval.

The Cadbury Research Library. The Cadbury Research Library, based in the Muirhead Tower at the heart of the Edgbaston Campus, is home to the University's Special Collections. The archive encompasses aroundrare books dating fromand some 4 million manuscripts.

The Manuscript Collections at the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library consist of over collections with linear feet of materials that cover a wide array of research interests and subject areas.

Search our collections in ArchivesSpace, our archives database. This is a collection of edited versions of those interviews. To listen to any of the complete interviews, please contact the Mervyn H.

Sterne Library, Digital Collections staff at () For more information about StoryCorps, please visit their website, The Special Collections of the UAB Libraries consists of rare and unique collections of material from 14th century manuscript texts to 21st century photographs and medical apparatus.

Special Collections is comprised of several distinct entities: the Reynolds-Finley Historical Library, the UAB Archives, and the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences. The British Library’s collection includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound.

Many of our digital collections provide material for free online. Please come to our Reading Rooms to access material that isn’t available online.

Read our subject guides to find out more about our core research areas. Special Collections owns approximately manuscript collections on a variety of topics including civil rights, performing arts, astronomy and physics, and others.

The collections listed here are intended to be a short list of primary sources which are suitable for use for your final project. Rare Books & Special Collections. Located within Boatwright Library, the Galvin Rare Book Room and Special Collections supports the educational mission of the University of Richmond by preserving and providing access to our diverse collection of materials for use by students, faculty, staff, scholars, and the general public.

“The University of California, Los Angeles Library holds one of the two largest collections of Near Eastern manuscripts in the United States.1 The UCLA collections include approximately 7, manuscripts written in Ottoman Turkish, Persian, Arabic, and Armenian, primarily in the fields of medicine, literature, philology, theology, law, and.

Researchers from the Cadbury Research Library at the University of Birmingham’s Special Collections Department used carbon dating to place the the manuscript to a period between and AD. Birmingham Public Library - Archives & Manuscripts - Collections Archives & Manuscripts - Guide to the Manuscript collections of the University of Birmingham library book The collections of the Birmingham Public Library Archives contain more thanphotographsdocuments, including government records, business records, maps, letters, diaries, scrapbooks and architectural drawings.

This collection contains miscellaneous items from the three components of the Historical Collections area of the UAB Libraries: the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences, Reynolds-Finley Historical Library, and UAB Archives.

Also included are digitized books from the Sterne Library Rare Book Collection. 55 years ago, on September 15 th,white supremacists bombed the 16 th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls and injuring 23 other children.

It was Youth Day at the church and the children were gathered in the basement when the bomb went off. The church was a hub of activity for the African American community in. "Collection consists of bound manuscripts of varying contents most notable for its early material which includes a papyrus fragment from the 7th century, a vellum Breviary (French, 15th century), a North French or Flemish Book of hours (late 15th or early 16th century), Persian and Arabic manuscripts, manuscript books from the 16th through 18th century, commonplace.

The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Mobile, Alabama. 1K likes. Special Collections Library and University Archives all in one. We 5/5(3). What may be the world's oldest fragments of the Koran have been found by the University of Birmingham. Radiocarbon dating found the manuscript to be at least 1, years old, making it among the.

A selection of recorded oral history interviews chronicling African-American life during the age of legal segregation in the American South, from the s to the s.

List of Participating Repositories: Fiscal Years present Click on a state in the map below to view a list of repositories: * please note that the names of some repositories do not reflect current usage but rather the name of the repository when it last reported to NUCMC. Source: A Qur’an manuscript held by the University of Birmingham has been placed among the oldest in the world thanks to modern scientific methods.

Radiocarbon analysis has dated the parchment on which the text is written to the period between AD and with % accuracy. The Cadbury Research Library is home to the University of Birmingham's historic collections of rare books, manuscripts, archives, photographs and associated artefacts. The collections, which have been built up over a period of years consist of overrare printed books including significant incunabula, as well as over 4 million Endowment: £ million (as of 31 July ).

The Rare Book and Manuscript Library is proud to serve as the steward for the author’s papers and correspondence, as well as a large collection of manuscripts and print editions of Wells’ [ ] Ballad of Birmingham: 55 Years Later.

Collections We have unique digital content for you to explore online, as well as physical content accessible in person. Explore all of our collections by selecting options from this page. Library Opens in External Window; Collections Policies Opens in External Window; Advanced Search.

Home. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. Ninth Book of the Al'Mansuri (Liber Nonus ad Almansorem). Expounded and Commented by Gerard de Solo and Translated into Hebrew by the physician Tobiel ben Samuel de Leiria (of Portugal).

The manuscript is part of the University’s Mingana Collection of Middle Eastern Manuscripts held in the Cadbury Research Library.

Funded by Quaker philanthropist Edward Cadbury, from chocolate-making family, the collection was acquired during the s, to raise the status of Birmingham as an intellectual centre for religious : K.

Manuscript of Priestley's Last Will and Testament; Two manuscript copies of Priestley's memoirs; Manuscript of a sermon, n.d. Manuscript of a play, Taking the Census, n.d. Manuscript account book (?) and a check to Robert Martin. Priestley's Birmingham library card.

Ian Ledsham has provided a thorough list of the collection's items (as he numbers them), both printed and manuscript, now housed at the music library in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Birmingham.

FREDERICK MORRIS FEIKER PAPERS, 10 linear feet, 6 linear inches (24 manuscript boxes) Herbert Hoover Presidential Library BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE Frederick Morris Feiker, editor, management consultant, Director of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, College Dean, and member of the National Inventors' Council.

Claiborne County/Port Gibson Historical collection. MSS. cubic ft. This collection features materials from the town's history and consists of a bank stock book, newspaper clippings and news releases, as well as materials related to church history, the establishment of Mississippi's first public library and local festivals.

LibGuides: Near East Collections: Syriac Studies: MANUSCRIPTS, EPIGRAPHYAuthor: Kim Leaman. An Islamic manuscript, which has been identified as one of the world's oldest fragments of the Quran, is seen at the University of Birmingham in the U.K.

Courtesy of Cadbury Research Library. The A. Williams III Americana Collection, housed at the Gorgas Library at the University of Alabama sinceis an extensive collection of Americana.

Assembled over forty years by insurance executive and bibliophile A.S. Williams III of Birmingham, Alabama, the collection is an exceptional archive of southern history and literature in. The Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., Collection in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign contains artists’ books, postcards, and posters.

Kennedy is a letterpress printer, papermaker, book artist, and teacher who. Aga Khan Library Digital Collections The Aga Khan Library, London, a world-class resource for Islamic studies, houses an invaluable collection of rare books, manuscripts, and artefacts produced in different regions of the Muslim realm, part of which we present in digital format for the first time.

The Aga Khan Library has digitised its extensive special collections to offer a wide Author: Ali Houissa. A Guide to the Manuscript Collections in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Columbia University.

Introduction by Kenneth Lohf. Boston: G. Hall, Pp. xv + ; index. Conway, J., and M. Nickson. The British Library Guide to the Catalogues and Indexes of the Department of Manuscripts. 3rd ed. Revised by J. Conway. London. The Archives & Special Collections actively collects material related to the state of Mississippi, the University of Mississippi, and the Blues.

Thus, most of the material below is primarily concerned with Mississippi. The collections are arranged by business type, followed by county records and miscellaneous material.

Auburn University at Montgomery Archives & Special Collections Alabama Department of Archives and History University of Alabama at Birmingham Special Collections. University of Birmingham Staff Papers: Papers of Professor J.

Shrewsbury Reference: US50 22/10/ Grove, William Hugh, Diary (University of Virginia) PH/02/33 Harwood, Humphrey, Account Book (CWF) PH/02/ Journal of a French Traveller in the American Colonies (Archives de la Service Hydrographique de la Marine, Paris) PH/02/45 Lewis, Andrew, Orderly Book (Huntington Library) PH/02/ The British Library’s Hebrew manuscripts collection is one of the finest and most important in the world.

The collection is a vivid testimony of the creativity and intense scribal activities of Eastern and Western Jewish communities for over 1, years. Elbert Marvin Whiting was born in in Albany, Georgia.

Whiting attended Emory College (now Emory University) and served as president of the Fort Valley (Georgia) Oil Company. His one surviving child, Marvin Yeomans Whiting, was the Birmingham Public Library’s first archivist.

Elbert Whiting died in Fort Valley, Georgia in. The Beinecke Library celebrates the centenrary of the Yale Series of Younger Poets in with a pop-up exhibit on Octoof materials of Margaret Walker from the Stephen Vincent Benét and Rosemary Benét Papers, curated by Raffaella Donatich ’19, research assistant in the Yale Collection of American Literature.

Pages from the British Library’s oldest Qur’an manuscript researchers at the University of Birmingham found in its archives a manuscript of the holy book that appears to be another one of Author: Claire Voon.Guide to the Anti-Civil Rights Ephemera Collection, and undated Geographically centered on Birmingham, Alabama, with some materials from Georgia and other regions in Alabama.

Anti-Civil Rights Ephemera Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

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