University of Birmingham Staff Papers: Terence John Bew Spencer

Scope and Content

Papers collected by Professor Terence John Bew Spencer 1915-1978, Professor of English and Director of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, 1961-1978. Includes reviews, copies of his articles and speeches. The papers are supplemented by obituaries and documents relating to Professor Spencer's Memorial Service, 23 May 1978.

Administrative / Biographical History

Terence John Bew Spencer, 1915-1978. Professor of English and Director of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, 1958-1978.

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For further reading about the University of Birmingham see: Eric Ives, Diane Drummond, Leonard Schwarz The First Civic University: Birmingham 1880-1980 An Introductory History (The University of University of Birmingham Press. 2000).


Reviews, articles and speeches are filed by year and arranged chronologically.

Access Information

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Other Finding Aids

Printed list, The Library of T.J.B. Spencer, detailing the collection of reviews, articles, speeches, books, offprints and journals from Spencer's Library is held at the Shakespeare Institute Library [ref. q Z921.B456]; Publications from the Library of T.J.B. Spencer are referenced and catalogued individually on the University of Birmingham Online Library Catalogue at:

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

Books from the Library of T.J.B. Spencer, are held at the Shakespeare Institute Library, University of Birmingham.

Archives of the University of Birmingham and archives of other former staff, officials and students are located at the University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department.