Special Collections

Book on a Cushion: Notes from the Special Collections Reading Room at Senate House Library

A large portion of the work we undertake in Special Collections is affectionately known as ‘fetch’. A reader requests a rare book or archival material, and we go get it, bringing it from one of the secured strong rooms to the reading room where it can be consulted. Given the variety of our readers’ interests, often we end up fetching things we never would think of consulting ourselves. Our new blog series Book on a Cushion , is designed to highlight some of the interesting items in our collections, the things we stumble across during the fetch and find beautiful, or intriguing, or both.
5 Dec 2016
Anne Mclaughlin

An aunt and her Bibles

Rare Books Librarian Dr Karen Attar looks at the Ethel M Wood Biblical Collection, a collection of about 400 English and American Bibles and books on biblical studies.

11 Oct 2016
Dr Karen Attar

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