Fuller Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The Collection holds a wealth of material covering many areas of hospitality. In addition to its book and pamphlet stock, the Collection also contains much ephemera in the form of recipe leaflets, cuttings and scrapbooks, as well as a large number of manuscript recipe and household books.

Administrative / Biographical History

Professor John Fuller, formerly Director of the Scottish Hotel School at the University of Strathclyde and then, until his retirement in 1976, Head of the Department of Catering Management at Oxford Polytechnic, built up the Collection over forty years and in 1978 offered it to the Polytechnic, as it then was, for purchase. It was bought following an appeal to local industry and to the hospitality industry for financial support, and is now on public display in the Special Collections Reading Room in the Library.

Conditions Governing Access

Before your first visit to the Special Collections Reading Room please complete a Reading Room registration form. The form is also available from the Headington Library Enquiry Desk. Internal staff and students will be asked to show their University ID card, and external applicants should bring proof of address

Applicants are bound by the Reading Room regulations.

The Reading Room is open between 1pm and 5pm, Monday to Friday, during the University semesters (dates available here) and researchers can visit by prior appointment outside these times; Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. Please email us to arrange a visit or if you have any queries: libraryenquiries@brookes.ac.uk

Other Finding Aids

A full online catalogue for the archival material is available.

Please use the Library Catalogue, available at www.brookes.ac.uk/library, to search for the published items in this collection.

Archivist's Note

Majority of archival material catalogued by Eleanor Possart, 2008, 2012.

Non-recipe and recipe cuttings catalogued by Andrzej Szafranski, 2012.