University of Gloucestershire Special Collections and Archives

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GB 1962

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University of Gloucestershire Special Collections and Archives

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  • University

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Principal Library Adviser (Special Collections and Archives) Primary contact

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Address

Street address

Francis Close Hall (QU024)
Swindon Road

Locality

Cheltenham

Region

Gloucestershire

Country name

United Kingdom

Postal code

GL50 4AZ

Telephone

01242 714851

Fax

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Description area

History

The University of Gloucestershire has had several predecessor colleges, but the main lineage of the Special Collections can be traced from the foundation of the Cheltenham Training College in 1847. Successive colleges have kept and maintained an institutional archive which today forms the University Archive.

In 1987 the Manpower Services Commission ran a project to sort and catalogue the University Archive, and in 1999 full-time archive staff were appointed for the first time. The 1990s also saw the founding of two of our special collections, the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Library (in 1998) and the Dymock Poets Archive and Study Centre (now the Dymock Poets Special Collection, in 1995).

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Opening times

Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm

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Appointment only

Accessibility

The Special Collections and Archives are located at Francis Close Hall campus. Directions to the campus and a campus map are available at www.glos.ac.uk/archives
The service is located on the ground floor with access for users with disabilities

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Primary contact

Francis Close Hall (QU024) Swindon Road
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GB GL50 4AZ