Overview of 10 outstanding SC&A collections, with an alphabetical index of all SC&A collections.
The Children's books collection is primarily pre-1914 and includes annuals and periodicals illustrated by Walter Crane and Kate Greenaway. More ...
Early printed books
The Early printed books (pre-1851) include more than 250 incunables (pre-1501 books) and several private and family libraries. More ...
Gypsy Lore Society collections
The Gypsy Lore Society collections comprise the archive of the GLS (1882-1973) and 16th-20th century books donated from the libraries of individual members; they include the papers and photographs of Hanns Weltzel and Georg Althaus. More ...
The modern literary manuscripts (20th-21st century) include Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney and the Liverpool Poets, Adrian Henri, Roger McGough and Brian Patten. More ...
Medieval & renaissance manuscripts
There are more than 100 Medieval & renaissance manuscripts from the University and National Museums Liverpool collections, comprising books of hours, bibles, and literary texts, including Piers Plowman. More ...
David Owen archive
The David Owen archive comprises the 20th century political papers of the Rt Hon the Lord Owen, founder of the SDP. More ...
Private press books
The private press collections, 1880s-1950s, include the complete output of William Morris's Kelmscott Press. William Noble and Prof. Lyon Blease were notable collectors. More ...
The Rathbone papers (18th-20th century) document the business and personal lives of the Rathbones, an eminent non-conformist Liverpool family of merchants, MPs, philanthropists and social reformers. More ...
Science Fiction collections
The Science Fiction collections are one of the largest research collections in the field: link to sf hub subject portal, including John Wyndham and Olaf Stapledon archives. Link to sf hub subject portal.
The University Archive (1870s onwards) includes papers of former University staff and students, and records of university clubs, societies and publications. More ...
- William Blake Books
- Blanco White Collection
- Walter Lyon Blease Books
- Charles Booth Papers
- John Tomlinson Brunner Papers
- Josephine Butler Collection
- John & Katharine Bruce Glasier Papers
- Grace Library
- Robert Graves Books
- Gregson Institute Collection
- John Pascoe Grenfell Papers
- Gypsy Lore Society Collections
- Lancelyn Green Pamphlets
- Latin-American Collection
- Literary Annuals
- Liverpool Learned Societies
- Liverpool pamphlets
- Oliver Lodge Papers
- Lyon Blease Books
- Medical Books
- Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
- Microfilm Collections
- Modern Literary Manuscripts
- Robert G. Morton Collection
- Pamphlet collections
- Henry Peet Papers
- Peninsular War Books
- Printed Books Collection
- Private Press Books
- Radcliffe Library
- Rathbone Papers
- Alleyn Lyell Reade Papers
- Thomas Mellard Reade Papers
- Gerald Henry Rendall Collections
- Eric H. Rideout Papers
- Thomas Glazebrook Rylands Collection
- Salisbury Books
- Science Fiction
- School of Tropical Medicine
- G.L.S. Shackle Papers
- Shipping & slave trade papers
- James Smith Books
- Social Welfare Archives
- Spanish Civil War Collections
- Spence Books
- Sports Archives & Book Collections