Joe Orton Archive- temporary closure

Our Joe Orton archive will be closed temporarily between the 14th August and 8th September. This closure is to allow for essential processing and repackaging work to take place on the collection, as part of a wider cataloguing enhancement project. Material from the collection will be unavailable for consultation during this period.

For the past 6 months the project has worked to enhance the existing catalogue and will now enable researchers to search the collection online through our archive catalogue (due to go live beginning of Sept). The final stage of the project will be to improve the packaging to support the long-term preservation of the collection.

The Orton Collection has had heightened use over the past year, particularly due to the marking of various anniversaries celebrating Orton’s plays and in commemoration of his death: https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/english/research/joe-orton-50-years-on-1

Special Collections services will continue as normal, and access to other archive collections will not be affected. For further information please contact: specialcollections@le.ac.uk

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