Heritage Quay holds examples of literature of all genres within a variety of collections.
We are the custodians of the Ted Hughes Network Archive, which includes publications of Ted Hughes’ writing in a variety of formats,
including artwork, broadsides, posters, and proofs, alongside limited-edition books.
A complement to this archive is the Mark Hinchliffe Ted Hughes Collection, which contains rare, signed publications, as well as manuscripts,
photographs, letters, and objects. The collection also contains items relating to both Sylvia Plath and illustrator Leonard Baskin. The Donald
Crossley Archive and Christopher Reid Papers also explore the life and career of the Yorkshire-born poet.
We hold some extensive book collections, such as the Taylor Dyson Library, which covers the local history of Kirklees, the Yorkshire Collection
of publications regarding Yorkshire history and the Wesley Historical Society library, a collection comprising of more than 25,000 printed
items and some manuscripts relating to Yorkshire Methodism. We also hold the Adrian Mealing Ian McMillan Memorabilia Collection which
contains some copies of McMillan’s literary works and commissions, and the children’s literary journal The Junior Bookshelf which was published
Creative writing can be found across many of our collections, from lurid true crime writing to song lyrics, sermons, children’s stories, newspapers,
autobiographies, sports books and political and radical publications. We also provide access to the Huddersfield University rare books
collection as well as publications produced by the Huddersfield University Press
Links to these collections, plus others, can be found below in alphabetical order: