Useful Links

Archives Hub: gateway for access to archive and manuscript collections in the UK's Higher Education sector.

Archive of Ruari McLean Associates: Special Collections, University of Reading.

The Art of Penguin Science Fiction: website exploring the history and cover art of Penguin Science Fiction 1935-1977.

CHAWP: Centre for the History of Authorship, Writing and Publishing (CHAWP), University of Reading.

COPAC: merged online library catalogues of major University, Specialist, and National Libraries in the UK and Ireland.

Department of Typography and Graphic Communication, University of Reading: includes the Otto and Marie Neurath Isotype Collection and the Schmoller Collection of Type Specimens.

The Faber Archive: history of Faber and Faber Ltd.

GLAM: Group for Literary Archives and Manuscripts (GLAM) for 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.

John Murray Archive: website of the John Murray publishing house archive.

Location Register of 20th-century English Literary Manuscripts: database of information about the location of literary authors’ manuscripts.

National Register of Archives (NRA): database of information on the location of manuscripts and historical records that relate to British history

Nikolaus Pevsner: website dedicated to Sir Nikolaus Pevsner.

The Pelican Book Project: images of Pelican Book covers through the decades.

Penguin Archive Project: website of Penguin Archive Project.

Penguin Archive Timeline: interactive timeline summarising the history of Penguin and the main collections in its archive.

Penguin Books Ltd: website of Penguin Books Ltd.

Penguin Collectors’ Society: society for the study of twentieth-century book design, particularly of Penguin Books.

Penguin Paperback Spotters' Guild: for fanciers of this beloved publishing genus.

Penguin Cerise Travel: a celebration of Penguin's 'Travel and Adventure' series.

Pevsner Architectural Guides: website of the Pevsner Architectural Guides and The Buildings Books Trust.

Puffin Books: website of Puffin Books.

Schmoller Collection of Decorated Papers: Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections.

Seven Stories: the centre for children's books and the home of the Kaye Webb archive.

Stephen Russ cover designs: website dedicated to the cover designs of Stephen Russ, particularly the 1960s Penguin Poets series.

University of Reading Archive of Author's Papers: collection of literary manuscripts and papers of novelists, poets, playwrights and non-fiction writers.

University of Reading Archive of British Publishing and Printing: largest collection of unique material on British publishing and printing in the world, covering some of the major UK publishers from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

WATCH: a database of copyright contacts for writers, artists, and prominent people in other creative fields.