Folklore Society Library News

Posted on 27th September 2013

2011 was a very busy year for the FLS Library and Archives. We are very grateful to all the volunteers, part-timers and temporary staff who helped out, listed here in order of appearance: Sietske Fransen, Peter Kiernan, Katie Reid, Cassie Gonzales, Cathy Hull, Tom Goodman, Angharad Gwylim, Kieran Turner, Tabitha Cadbury, Jeremy Harte, Matteo Favaretto, Nick Wall, Mary-Elizabeth Blume, Morwenna Roche, Paul Cowdell. And if I've forgotten anyone, grovelling apologies. With their help, we managed to get our Archives and mss collections, 1250 Rare Books, 300 folios, and extensive Pamphlet collections reboxed, wrapped, tied, labeled and listed ahead of the deadline for University College London Library Special Collections removal to temporary (2 year) quarters at The National Archives at Kew. For information about ordering these items and reserving a seat in UCL's reading room at Kew, please contact us.

Most our FLS Library books and periodicals, around 12,000 volumes, are held in a different store of UCL Library and many of these can be borrowed by FLS members. Contact us for information on borrowing. We also hold around 1000 reference works at our FLS Office at The Warburg Institute; visitors can come and read them during FLS office hours, Monday to Friday, 2-6 (but please make an appointment beforehand).