University of Central Lancashire Archives and Special Collections

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  • Archival and Other Holdings

    The University has Special Collections of unique and unusual items. They include the Livesey Collection of temperance material, Illustrated Books Collection - a varied collection of illustrated books, including award-winning examples of children's picture books, The Wainwright Collection - late Victorian texts covering a range of topics related to British and Irish political history and The Horrocks Collection – a history of Astronomy in Preston. In addition we house historical material pertinent to the University dating back to its inception in 1828.