Durham University Library Miscellaneous Photographs

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous photographic prints, largely relating to the city of Durham, and to the north of England. Most concern Durham cathedral and castle, views of the city and buildings within it, and pictures of people connected with it. Some areprofessional photographs, others amateur snapshots.


The collection is arranged in the following categories:

  • 1. Photographs not fitting into any other specific category
  • 4. People (not part of the university)
  • 5. Durham castle (building and contents)
  • 6. Durham cathedral
  • 7. Durham city
  • 8. Other North-East
  • 9. Elsewhere

Access Information

Open for consultation.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by gift at different times from many sources.

Other Finding Aids

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 PG.Library@durham.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assistwhere possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Custodial History

Photographs (PH 2-3) relating to university persons, buildings or events were extracted by Michael Stansfield in 2006 and added to the appropriate sequences in UND/CK1, as some were part of series that were then split across the twocollections.


Additions continue to be made to the collection.