Historical Textbooks Collection
This is a large collection of British school textbooks, covering all educational levels, from nursery to sixth form. It covers all aspects of the curriculum, with particular strengths in history and science.
Most material dates from the late nineteenth century onwards, with strong holdings from 1920-1960.
The collection is still growing, with newer material relegated from the library's current holdings, and occasional accessions of older material where available.
Size: c.18,000 items
Dates: c.1890 onwards
Accrual policy: Open. Materials must be published in Britain, and intended for school use.
Reference only. Materials must be requested in advance, and can take up to a week to retrieve.
Apply in advance to the Special Collections Librarian, or refer to the library Enquiry Desk.
The collection is listed in a card catalogue, arranged broadly by subject and date, located near the Enquiry Desk on Level 4.