Here is a recent aquisition to York University's Special Collections: a 1831 publication by James Crabb regarding the Roma and Traveller communities of Britain. The Gipsies' advocate is an excellent example of a body of literature dedicated to the 'problem' of itinerant groups in nineteenth century Britain and efforts to reintegrate these communities into [...]
Earlier this summer, one of the Scott Library's staff found a number of items that were not part of the libraries collections, or indeed, any branches'. One can only surmise that this was a anonymous donation: and what a donation!
The package included two bound collections of colour plates of late 19thC fashion models, most culled [...]
The Archives & Special Collections are always on the look out for historical or scarce items that may be of interest to our teach faculty or students. Here are a few items we've picked up this year that relate to city life in the 19th and 20th centuries, which may be of particular interest to [...]