Archives & Special Collections

Archival documents, manuscripts, early printed works and rare books are held by Archive Services and Library Special Collections. Search for:

  • Archival material in Archive Services (including administrative records of University staff, students, and associated organisations, as well the Scottish Business Archive)
  • Manuscripts in Special Collections (unpublished material – manuscripts, photograph albums, correspondence etc)
  • Scottish Theatre Archive (all material held in the Scottish Theatre Archive – programmes, scripts, photographs etc)
  • Hill & Adamson (digitised photographs from an important collection of early photographs produced by the partnership of David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson between 1843 and 1847)
  • Rare books (books printed prior to 1850)
  • Incunabula (books printed in the 15th century - in progress)
  • 19th century novels
  • Scottish chapbooks (chapbooks published in Scotland with searchable details of their contents - includes chapbooks held in some other libraries)