Group for Literary Archives and Manuscripts General Meeting and AGM

20 September 2013, 12:00 - 16:30

Event Type:
Dr Seng T Lee Centre for Manuscript and Book Studies
Venue Details:
Senate House Library
4th Floor, Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1


The Group for Literary Archives and Manuscripts (GLAM) was established in 2005 to bring together archivists, librarians, curators, writers, researchers, and anyone else with an interest in the collecting, preservation, use and promotion of literary archives and manuscripts in Britain and Ireland.   Membership is largely made up of professionals who care for literary papers in university and national libraries. However, GLAM encompasses a broad and inclusive membership, welcoming the interest and participation of: custodians of literary collections in any context, including local record offices, public libraries, single-author centres, museums, literary publishing houses and agencies; researchers and teachers at all levels with an interest in literary archives and manuscripts; and writers.

The theme of the general meeting preceding the AGM will be literary commemorations of the centenary of the First World War.  The meeting also provides opportunity for GLAM members to provide updates on projects and other work, to raise issues of common interest, and to exchange support, knowledge and experience. 

Anyone not currently a member of GLAM but interested in joining and attending should contact Judy Burg, GLAM secretary,

12.00: Arrival for main meeting (Seng T. Lee Centre, Senate House Library 4th Floor): Welcome from Wim Van Mierlo, and first presentations: 

  • Grant Repshire (Gloucester Archives and the University of Exeter): F W Harvey, First World War poet
  • Peter Monteith (Kings College Cambridge): Rupert Brooke: Introduction to Archives for a younger audience
  • Rachel Foss: British Library plans for First World War commemorations, focussing on literary aspects

1.00: Lunch break with tea/coffee (2nd floor foyer, with space for those bringing own lunch)

2.00: Further presentations:

  • Ian Johnson (Archives and Special Collections, Newcastle University)
  • Emma Saunders (Cambridge University Library): 'Europe at War, 2016', including manuscripts from the Siegfried Sassoon archive
  • Anna Jarvis (Heritage Lottery Fund): HLF funding for First World War Centenary projects

3.00: AGM and general meeting, including news and updates from members

4.30: End