Artificial collections

This section lists collections which have been accumulated from a variety of sources, of materials on a particular subject or theme or type of document. Many of these have been made by an individual and some of these are antiquarian collections. Others are groupings have been made by Cadbury Research Library : Special Collections.

  • Album of African postcards: collection of black and white and coloured published postcards depicting people, tribal costumes , customs and traditions, churches, other buildings and mines, street scenes and other sites, early 20th cent. Finding No: MS827
  • Athletics Literature Collection: materials relating to British and international athletics including programmes, photographs, statistics, results, newscuttings and oral history collection recordings, late 19th-20th century. Finding No: NCAL
  • Canals Collection: manuscripts and printed items relating to the formation of canals in the Midlands area, 1759-1809. Finding No: CAN
  • Corbett Collection: autograph letter collection compiled by John Corbett, (1817-1901) of Impney, Worcestershire. Finding No: MS21
  • Fairbank Collection: fragments primarily from medieval manuscripts collected by Alfred Fairbank (1895-1982), calligrapher, c 1250-c1860. Finding No: MS272
  • Gough-Calthorpe family of Elvetham, Hampshire: newscuttings, programmes and other printed items in a scrapbook, much relating to the family's Birmingham interests 1879-1908. Finding No: MS838
  • Harold Turner Collection: collection of printed and published materials compiled by Harold W. Turner (1911-2002), missionary scholar, relating to his research on New Religious Movements in Primal Societies principally 20th century. Finding no: HT
  • H. B. Evans Collection: collection of papers relating to the Catholic Apostolic Church, late 19th-20th centuries. Finding No: HBE
  • Humphreys Bequest: manuscripts and documents collected by Kenneth William Humphreys (1916-1994), primarily to illustrate the development of handwriting over the ages, 13th-19th centuries. Finding No: KWH
  • Joseph Chamberlain Postcard Collection: political and other postcards relating to Chamberlain, late 19th-early 20th cents, including souvenir postcards and photopostcards of the official opening of the University of Birmingham 7 July 1909. Finding No: MS821
  • Letters Additional Collection: artificial collection of more than 6000 letters of political, literary, scientific, musical, religious, educational and other figures, 1570-1992 (predominantly 19th-20th centuries). Finding No: LAdd
  • Mytton Papers: collection of drawings, copies of manuscripts, pedigrees and other genealogical memoranda principally relating to Shropshire churches made by William Mytton (1693-1746) of Halston, Shropshire, antiquary, c 1730. Finding No: MYT
  • Nineteenth Century Industry Collection: deeds and other papers relating to the affairs of a range of individuals, properties and businesses throughout the Midlands and the north of England, mid-late 19th century. Finding No: MS37
  • Shropshire Biography Collection: collection of largely printed materials relating to Shropshire families, made by Edward Edwards of Shropshire, late 18th-19th centuries. Finding No: SHR
  • Theatre Collection: collection of principally printed materials relating to plays performed principally in theatres in London but also in provincial theatres and productions on tour in England, 20th century. Finding No: MS38
  • Warwickshire pageants and Gwendolen Lally, pageant master, play producer and lecturer: Photographs, printed material and a letter from Lally dated July 1953, c 1906-c 1953. Finding No: MS844