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Special Collections

Special Collections

The Bullen Collection

About the Collection

The Bullen Collection comprises around 380 items, including a variety of 19th-21st century books and pamphlets concerning the Lancashire Cotton Industry. This includes both published material and primary documents, with a strong social history focus, and is an excellent resource for those interested in the cotton industry in the local region.

This collection was donated to the University in 2018 by Andrew Bullen, a local historian and academic, and is currently under development as part of an MPhil project. This project seeks to catalogue, develop and promote access to this collection, and also to develop a central portal and point of contact for researchers interested in Lancashire Cotton.

Searching the Collection

When the catalogue of this collection is completed, it will be available on the the project site here

It will also be available through via Discover@Bolton in due course.