On my first day volunteering at Canterbury Christ Church University’s archive, more specifically working on the Braddon collection, I came across a letter dating from the 1960s from history professor Robert Lee Wolff to Henry Maxwell.
When Fawn Todd, Canterbury Cathedral Librarian invited CCCU library staff to visit the Cathedral Library we jumped at the chance. Read Fawn, Jack, Jodie and Michelle’s story here.
The University’s archives and special collections are held in Augustine House. Nineteenth century literature is a particular strength with literary gems such as the Mary Braddon Archive, the Sarah Grand Collection, the Gaskell Collection and the Historical Children’s Fiction Collection.
I found three of Anna Charlier’s music scores a few years ago, when I was doing some re-cataloguing of stock.
But, you may well ask, who is Anna Charlier and why do we have some of her piano scores?
This September, Canterbury Christ Church University Library is celebrating Heritage Open Days, England’s largest festival of history and culture by revealing some of the fascinating research written about Canterbury by the university’s staff and students. We’ll also tell you more about some of the local studies material we have in our collection.
There are three parts to the University Archives: The Governors’ Records, The Unofficial Archive and the College of Guidance Studies Archive.