Special Collections of the J B Priestley Library, University of Bradford
Special Collections, J.B. Priestley Library,
University of Bradford.
Mark FAO Special Collections
Special Collections at the University of Bradford: over 100 collections of rare books and archives, almost a kilometre in shelf length, relating to University or Yorkshire history, or University areas of excellence from archaeology to Yugoslavia. The J.B. Priestley Archive is probably our best-known collection and peace history our speciality.
The collections include manuscripts, letters, photographs, artworks, newspapers, maps, pamphlets, objects, pipes (Priestley's) and, increasingly, digital files. We aim to take the very best care of these unique treasures while offering help and support to those who wish to use them.
Access to Special Collections is supervised and by appointment only.
Closed: Sat, Sun
Over 100 collections of archives and rare books, with particular strengths in modern history, peace, nonviolence, social change, politics, literature, religion, Quaker history, archaeology, Yorkshire and Bradford, textiles. Items include letters, photographs, maps, manuscripts, newspapers and many pamphlets. Non-University members welcome, access is supervised and by appointment only.
World Cultures, Weapons and War, Trade and Commerce, Social History, Science and Technology, Religion, Photography, Personalities, Performing Arts, Literature, Industry, Film and Media, Archives, Archaeology
Key artists and exhibits
- J.B. Priestley
- Nuclear disarmament symbol original sketches by Gerald Holtom (aka peace sign, peace symbol, CND symbol)
- Arthur Raistrick
- Reynolds News
- Sir Isaac Holden
- Jacquetta Hawkes
- Yorkshire Dales