Special Collections include manuscripts and archives, rare books, photographs, printed and handwritten music, architectural drawings, theses and microforms. The collections relate to University of Edinburgh and its history, and to Scotland and the wider world.
An overview of the various catalogues that we have. Links to online catalogues and databases.
The University's collections are internationally important and include many unique books.
Archives of the University, its affiliates and predecessors, student societies and similar. Also numerous other collections of archives and manuscripts.
We hold literary manuscripts, correspondence, and personal papers by major Scottish writers.
A growing history of the University of Edinburgh, told through its archives and other collections
In total we have about 35 kilometres of historic material, much of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. They are available for consultation in the CRC Reading Room.
This article was published on Mar 25, 2015