University of Durham Department of Archaeology Photographic Deposit

Scope and Content

Photographic accumulation in a variety of formats (principally glass negatives and lantern slides) from the University of Durham Department of Archaeology. Material chiefly relating to the teaching and research of Prof. Eric Birley and Prof. Rosemary Cramp on, respectively, the Roman and the Anglo-Saxon and early medieval periods, together with research materials of Joyce Kewley (on Roman altars) and Eric Parsons (on Hart, Hartlepool and clay pipes), and a miscellany of glass negatives largely from the stock of the Edis firm of Durham photographers.

Administrative / Biographical History

See under Scope and content


The collection is still in the course of arrangement

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Department of Archaeology, 1995.

The deposit also included the photographic collection of Canon Thomas Romans, and Durham lantern slides of W.T. Jones, which are now kept as separate collections, and negatives concerning the preservation work on Durham castle in the 1920's and 1930's which have been reintegrated with related material in the Durham Castle Buildings Archive.

Other Finding Aids

Accession inventory, and draft lists of some sections.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Sub-Librarian, Special Collections (e-mail and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Related Material

Edis Negatives