I don’t think I have posted about GLAM before. GLAM, the Group for Literary Archives and Manuscripts, aims to bring together archivists, librarians, curators, and anyone else interested in collecting, preservation, use and promotion of literary archives and manuscripts. The importance, international appeal, market value, and intellectual property issues make these archives distinctive and exciting but often difficult to manage. The challenge is growing, as authors communicate more via diverse digital means. The group offers a support network and has particular projects to help e.g. on cataloguing this kind of material. We have a meeting at the John Rylands Library on Thursday.
Special Collections at Bradford holds several literary archives, which tend to be particularly popular and offer great scope for related activities. These include the J.B. Priestley Archive, the Jacquetta Hawkes Archive, and, coming soon, the W. Riley (Windyridge author) Archive.