Arts and Social Sciences Library
University of Bristol
0117 928 8014
The Penguin Archive contains the archives of Penguin Books Ltd. from its foundation in 1935 to the 1980s. It includes a wide variety of materials on the establishment and business life of Penguin Books Ltd., as well as social events, legal cases (particularly the Lady Chatterley's Lover trial of 1960), exhibitions on the company's history, and the private lives of prominent figures in the early history of the company, including Sir Allen Lane, Eunice Frost and Betty Radice. It also includes a large collection of Penguin books from 1935 to date.
Special Collections is located in the Arts and Social Sciences Library, Tyndall Avenue (number 11 on the map).
Our normal opening times are:
Mon - Thurs 9:15 - 18.45
Fri 12:00 - 16.45 pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays : closed