About

This blog showcases the rare books and archives held by Special Collections and Archives, Cardiff University.

Contributors / Cyfranwyr :

  • Christine Megowan, Rare Books Cataloguer
  • Lisa Tallis, Librarian
  • Alison Harvey, Archivist
  • Alan Vaughan Hughes, Head of Special Collections and Archives
  • Karen Pierce, Cataloguer
  • Helen Price-Saunders, Subject Librarian for Welsh

Welcome to the Special Collections and Archives blog. This is where you will find the latest news of recent acquisitions, newly processed and catalogued research materials, upcoming events, and learn more about the highlights from our collections.

Please comment on our posts as we would like to see the blog develop as a place to interact with our readers in the research community. Keep up to date with our latest posts by subscribing via email or RSS feed.

Special Collections and Archives aims to preserve, promote, and develop the University Library’s historical and special research resources in order to support staff and postgraduate work and save their time with our enquiries services, to develop research collections to assist new research ventures, and to attract external scholars and grant aid to promote the research reputation of Cardiff University worldwide.

Amongst our collections are books, archives, manuscripts, maps, ballads, periodicals and microfilms dating from the 15th – 21st century. Our collections cover all subjects in the University, from the history of medicine to architecture, from literature to politics.


Mae’r blog hwn yn hyrwyddo’r llyfrau prin ac archifau yn ein Archifau a Chasgliadau Arbennig ym Mhrifysgol Caerdydd.

Croeso i’r blog. Byddwch yn darganfod yma newyddion am ein rhoddion diweddaraf, digwyddiadau sydd ar y gweill , deunydd ymchwil newydd ei gatalogio, a dysgu mwy am rai o’r uchafbwyntiau yn ein casgliadau.

Mae croeso i chi anfon eich sylwadau atom, i’w cynnwys yn y blog, er mwyn datblygu fforwm ar gyfer pob un o’n defnyddwyr.  Os hoffech dderbyn ein negeseuon diweddaraf  defnyddiwch ein cysylltiad RSS.

Amcan Archifau a Chasgliadau Arbennig yw diogelu, datblygu a hyrwyddo casgliadau hanesyddol ac arbennig Llyfrgell y Brifysgol er mwyn cefnogi gwaith staff ac ôl-raddedigion ac arbed eu hamser ag ein gwasanaeth ymholiadau, datblygu casgliadau ymchwil i gynorthwyo mentrau ymchwil newydd, a denu ysgolheigion a chymorth ariannol i hybu bri ymchwil Prifysgol Caerdydd yn fyd eang.

Ymhlith ein casgliadau y mae llyfrau, archifau, llawysgrifau, mapiau, baledi, cylchgronau a microffilmiau, yn dyddio o’r 15g hyd at yr 21g. Mae’r casgliadau yn cynnwys pynciau o ddiddordeb ar draws y Brifysgol, o hanes meddygaeth i bensaernïaeth, o lenyddiaeth i wleidyddiaeth.

One response to “About

  1. Sarah McCleave (Queen's University Belfast)

    As someone who catalogued a small portion of the Aylward Collection of music at Cardiff University in the 1990s, I am excited to learn that it is going to be developed fully in the near future. Whether you are interested in opera (some fascinating manuscripts of 18th-19thc. Italian operas), sacred music (Aylward was a cathedral musician), Welsh music, or popular sheet music (19thc), it is there in this collection.

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