Archive and Special Collections
University of Cumbria Heritage Archives
Records relating to the University of Cumbria’s formation and activities, as well as the activities of legacy institutions including St. Martin’s College, Charlotte Mason College and Cumbria Institute of the Arts.
Key subject areas include: history of education; local history
Francis Carr Papers
Papers relating to all aspects of the work of artist Francis Carr (1919-2013), 1930s to 2000s. Carr founded the Landscape and Arts Network in 1993, with the aim of bringing together landscape architects, architects, artists, educationalists and ecologists in collaboration on environmental projects.
Key subject areas include: art, architecture, environment
The University Art Collection contains works by artists including Barbara Hepworth, John Bratby, Shawn Williamson, Paul Mount, Norman Adams, and Fred. Yates.
Key subject areas include: late 19th – 20th century visual art
Printed books and journals from the late 19th and early 20th century, donated by Willingham F. Rawnsley (1845?-1927), elder brother of Canon Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley.
Key subject areas include: English literature, Greek drama, history
The University of Cumbria holds the extensive scouting collection of the late Mr Kenneth Caton Jackson. The Scouting Collection is a reference collection of books relating to all aspects of scouting and guiding.The collection's coverage dates from the formation of the Scouting and Guiding movements in the early 20th century up till the 1990s. The collection includes handbooks and guidebooks covering different aspects of scouting and associated subjects. There are books on Baden Powell, natural history, landscape, bushcraft, and survival skills. The collection is shelved in alphabetical order by author.The scouting books are available to search on the library catalogue. Members of the public and Alumni are welcome to use the libraries for reference and study purposes free of charge. Please contact the library in advance of visiting if you wish to view the Scouting Collection.
Key subject areas include: outdoor education, social history, gender studies
The collection comprises early editions of a range of books, and journals including The Studio: An Illustrated Magazine of Fine and Applied Art (1893-1949) and The Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society (1840-1889).
In addition, we house the library of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society at our Brampton Road campus. Click here to find out more about the collection and request procedures. Please note items from the CWAAS collection can only be borrowed by CWAAS members. University of Cumbria staff and students can view items on a reference only basis.