If there are any items from Library Special Collections that you think should be digitised let us know. The digitisation team will be happy to review your suggestion and, subject to copyright and the suitability of the item for digitisation, we will digitise and upload your selection to Warwick Digital Collections. We will be doing new requests every month.
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Warwick Digital Collections provides access to digital copies of rare books and archival documents from the University of Warwick Library Special Collections and Modern Records Centre Archives. A wide variety of formats are covered including books, audio recordings, photographs, journals, playbooks and newspapers.
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Hall Collection of Prompt Books
We are currently digitising a collection of approximately 600 18th and 19th century English playbooks donated to the library by Mrs G. F. Hall of Leamington Spa. The plays were used as prompt books by the actress, Clara St. Casse, who travelled with various British touring companies in the 19th century. Many of the plays are signed and annotated by St. Casse.