The aim of this study is to investigate the growth and management of the D.H. Lawrence
collection held in the Manuscript and Special collections department at the Hallward
Library, University of Nottingham. This study will examine four main areas of the Lawrence
collection and its actual management. The study will first give an account of the collections
history and growth in order to give the reader an insight into the collection itself. The study
will then examine the importance of public relations in securing acquisitions and how the
department has dealt with this expanding collection. A further area to be examined will be
the financing and budgeting of the collection as well as the departments' acquisition policy
with particular reference to gifts, exchanges and endowments.
The D.H. Lawrence cataloguing and retrieving systems in recent years have undergone
considerable change, this study will examine carefully the reasons why there was a need
for change and how these systems have been introduced and the consequences for the
collection and department as a whole. Finally, aspects of conservation, preservation and
security of the Lawrence collection will be investigated, examining managerial responses
to the problems encountered. To conclude an overall examination of the collection
management will be discussed as well as the future prospects of the D.H. Lawrence
Manuscript and Special Collection.
A Master's Dissertation. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the award of the Master of Arts degree of the Loughborough University of Technology.