The collection contains photographs including early family photographs of the O'Connor, contemporary research and journal articles written by Vanessa Toulmin, director of the National Fairground Archive. Also included in the collection are manuscripts, newspaper cuttings, and a small number of posters.
Vanessa Toulmin Collection
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 2314 NFA 0025
- Dates of Creation1950-[ongoing]
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description395 images, 1 archive box of journals and 6 posters
- Digital Materials
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Professor Vanessa Toulmin is the founder and Research Director and of the NFA at the University of Sheffield and is one of the NFA personnel. She comes from a Lancashire showland family, and completed her PhD in 1997. She was awarded the Chancellor's Medal in 1997 for outstanding achievement and became a Professor in 2007.
Catalogued according to type
Conditions Governing Access
The photographs make up part of the image database collection which is available to view by appointment in the NFA reading room. Contact NFA regarding other items.
Donated to the archive by Vanessa Toulmin
Other Finding Aids
Images available on the image database. Finding aids available in the NFA reading room
Description compiled by Jane Donaldson
Conditions Governing Use
Various, according to item.
Further accruals expected