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  • Album cover for Fela Kuti’s ‘Sorrow, Tears & Blood...

    Artwork on long playing disc

    Lemi Ghariokwu is a Nigerian artist and graphic designer renowned for creating the album sleeve art for most of Fela Kut...

  • Alternative Ulster fanzine, 1977

    Fanzine Created date: 1977

    Alternative Ulster was an influential fanzine, edited by Gavin Martin, now music critic for the Daily Mirror. This issue...

  • Angela Carter's translation of The Fairy Tales of ...

    Book, Illustration, Image

    The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault is a little known work of translation by Angela Carter, with illustrations by Martin...

  • Anne McLaren’s Notebook

    Notebook Created date: 1955

    Dame Anne McLaren (1927 – 2007) was a developmental biologist who pioneered techniques that led to human in vitro fertil...

  • Benjamin Britten's manuscript score for A Midsumme...

    Musical score, Manuscript Created date: 1960–1978

    This manuscript, written in Benjamin Britten’s hand, is the score for the opera based on Shakespeare’s comedic play, A M...

  • Chaffinch 'trup' flight call

    Sound recording Created date: 20 December 1977

    “Trup” flight calls of a chaffinch, recorded in Herefordshire, England, by Victor Lewis.

  • Children's jokes

    Video Created date: 1974 - 1978

    A recording featuring the rhyme ‘Tarzan in the Jungle’, ‘Donald Duck’ and ‘Popeye the Sailor Man’ .

  • Delius: Cello Sonata (recording)

    Sound recording Created date: 1926 (re-released by Symposium Records in 1992)

    This wartime Cello Sonata (1916), by the English composer Frederick Delius, was written for the cellist Beatrice Harriso...

  • Delius: Brigg Fair (recording)

    Sound recording Created date: 1928. Re-released by EMI in 1990

    Frederick Delius’s Brigg Fair (1907) is a set of variations for large orchestra based on the folksong ‘Unto Brigg Fair’....

  • Jutta Bell

    Photograph

    Jutta Bell (also known simply as Jutta Bell-Ranske), a Norwegian living in Florida in the 1880s, was a neighbour of Fred...

  • Letter from Alan Turing to W Ross Ashby

    Letter Created date: 1946

    Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954) was a mathematician and computer scientist. He is best known for his code-breaking work...

  • Letters from Peggy Ramsay on Joe Orton's Loot

    Manuscript, Typescript, Letter, Ephemera Created date: 10 February 1965; 21 March 1983; 6 April 1983

    Joe Orton insisted that his scandalous black comedies must be played straight and performed with ‘absolute realism’. In ...

  • Letters from Samuel Beckett to Harold Pinter

    Manuscript, Letter, Ephemera Created date: 27 January 1965; 16 March 1978

    This handwritten correspondence from Samuel Beckett to Harold Pinter pays testament to the enduring and affectionate fri...

  • Manuscript notes and drafts of stories from The Bl...

    Manuscript, Typescript, Draft Created date: estimated 1975–79

    This collection of manuscript sheets and typescripts contain notes, drafts and fair copies for stories from The Bloody C...

  • Pages from W. Ross Ashby’s journal

    Journal Created date: 1948

    William Ross Ashby (1903-1972) was a pioneer in cybernetics – the study of the control of human and animal systems by te...