Skip to main content

Archives and Special Collections held by Teesside University Library

Contact us - Library

For help with a variety of enquiries you can contact the Library by:



  Teesside University Library

Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm you can telephone 01642 335019

Feedback on our services

Urgent help and support for mental health

Archive collections

European Green Archive:  Publications, campaigns, election information, minutes of meetings, conference reports, correspondence and administrative records.  The material comes from Green Party offices and individuals from Britain and Europe and includes the individual collections of several prominent members of the Green Party, 1972-.

Wally K Daly:  Scripts for theatre, radio and television; short stories, songs, verse, correspondence and ephemera. Much of the collection illustrates the writing processes of the author with titles often including the initial hand written synopsis and progressing via annotated drafts to finished production scripts.  Daly wrote episodes of Casualty, Juliet Bravo, Byker Grove and Dr Who as well as many plays broadcast on radio and television, 1972-

HMS Trincomalee: The complete record of the refurbishment/rebuilding project for one of the last remaining Nelson era frigates; including research, test results, photographs and some early material from or related to the ship,  1817-

Teesside TEC:  This organisation was set up to support the creation of new small businesses in the Tees valley area.  This collection is the complete record of their activities, 1989-2001

Independent Football Commission: The commission’s reports and research that they commissioned, 2002-2008

Through the Glass Ceiling: From the group of the same name formed by women in senior management in Higher Education, 1990-2010

International Brigade Memorial Trust – Johnny Longstaff Papers:  Oral history transcripts, sketches, and photographs related to the Spanish Civil war and WW2 (transcripts are from the Imperial War Museum) 1936-

Smith's Dock Roll of Honour - North Shields, South Shields and Middlesbrough list of workmen, directors and officials who served in the armed forces during the First World War, 4 August 1914 - 11 November 1918

Photographs of Long Newton Reservoirs - The Tees Valley Water Board 1902 - 1905

Report of a visit to America by Arthur Dorman -  June 1926

Proceedings of the Education Committee County Borough of Middlesbrough - 1956 - 1965


Please contact the Archivist to arrange access to these archives.

Material available

Green Party Archive material
Wally K Daly Archive material
Archive material

Special collections

Alfred Edwards:  News cuttings and some (little) ephemera related to the Middlesbrough iron and steel industry and Edwards’ career in local politics, 1930s–1950s. 

Cleveland Child Abuse:  Transcripts and scripts from local and national media reporting of the event and its aftermath – Recent additions to this material include statements from the enquiry (some of these records remain closed). 1987-

Fascism Literature Collection:  Much of this is freely available on the library shelves, some is in store and some very fragile material is held in the Archive strong room, 1927-1971.

Illustrated London News:  These volumes, due to their fragile condition, are kept in the Archive strong room.

Other nineteenth century and early twentieth century periodicals have been added to this group – Girls Own Paper, Boys Own Paper, Sunday at Home, The Quiver, Pearson’s Magazine, Cornhill Magazine.

Please see the library catalogue for more information and location details for these collections