Welcome to the Special Collections and Archives web pages. We are the official repository for the historic records of the University of Gloucestershire and also house an eclectic mix of several special collections relating to Gloucestershire and beyond.
Along with the University Archive collection, we are custodians of the Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Library which offers a fine selection of books and journals on subjects such as archaeology, history, geography and architecture to name a few. We curate and maintain the Gloucestershire Poets, Writers and Artists Collection, which includes works and artifacts relating to the Dymock Poets, Whittington Press, U.A. Fanthorpe and James Elroy Flecker. We are also custodians of the Paul Oliver Collection of African American Music and Related Traditions (Blues Collection), the Triggs Reser (Banjo) Collection and the Local Heritage Initiative archive.
Based in the Social Learning Zone (QU024) at Francis Close Hall in Cheltenham, we are open to staff and students at the University as well as the public. We offer a quiet space to work as well as running an enquiry service.
For general information on access to the collections, opening hours, procedures and contact details please click here.
If you are a graduate seeking records of courses, grades and final awards, you need to contact the Student Records Archives.