Records of Cardiff University Library and its predecessors, 1896-2010

Scope and Content

Library Committee papers; Librarian's annual reports; sheaf catalogues, mainly of large collections of donations and purchases, e.g. D. E. Evans Collection, Mazzani Collection; ledgers and cash books relating to Library accounts; registers of donations to the Library; records of loans; 8 volumes requisition books; periodicals accessions registers, binding registers, notebooks and files relating to inter-library loans.

Final typescript of the catalogue of the Fonmon Castle Library, published by the Library in 1970; catalogue of the Tennyson Collection, published 1972; catalogue of the Ifor B. Powell Pamphlet Collection, published 1972.

Souvenir programmes for the opening of the new College buildings and Drapers' Library 1909; gold key used to open the new library; Carmen, music by David Evans, words by David Slater, for the opening of the new library; various papers relating to the opening of the Arts and Social Sciences Library 1976; box of plans of the College Library.

Notes and miscellaneous documents on the history of the Library, collected in the 1930s for the centenary history, 1983; photographs of University buildings.


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Related Material

Additional records relating to Cardiff University and its predecessor institutions are held in Institutional Archives and are the responsibility of the University Records Manager.