Newsam Library and Archives, Institute of Education

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Special Collections
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The Newsam Library and Archives is Europe's largest education library.  It holds extensive collections of current and historical materials on education and related areas of social science. The historical materials comprise 27 special collections and over 130 deposited archive collections.  The Special Collections vary in size and coverage. Some collections such as the 'History of Education' Collection have been built up from a variety of sources. Others, like the 'Sir Fred Clarke Collection' and 'F. H. Hayward Collection', are the personal libraries of individual scholars. There are also historical collections that concentrate on a particular discipline - for example, the Grenfell Collection on physical education and the Hayward Collection on moral education. The archive collections have been donated by individuals and organisations related in some way to education, as well as the Institute Archive, comprising the records of the Institute of Education, from its creation in 1902 to the present day.


Cultural history
Intellectual history
Social history
Britain and Ireland

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