Special Collections
Rare Books and Prints

Cambridge Collection

This collection, now comprising about 2,500 volumes, consists of books about Cambridge University and the city of Cambridge dating from the 16th century to the present. The collection was partly purchased from, and partly donated by, Dr Pierre Gorman.

Significant additions to the collection were donated by Dr Gorman on an ongoing basis, and donations from other collectors have also been accepted. The collection has grown in the last few years from about 700 volumes to its present size and is now a collection of world wide significance.

Access and Availability

The collection may be searched by the most recent edition of the catalogue prepared originally by Dr Gorman: Gorman, Pierre, Catalogue of books on Cambridge: The university, the town and the town country, arranged alphabetically by author, otherwise by title, Information Services, University of Melbourne, 2008.

Material from this collection can be accessed through the Cultural Collections Reading Room in the Baillieu Library. Requests for material can be made online prior to visiting the reading room. To request material, please use our online request form.

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