Sarah Wood

Sarah Whittaker

Assistant Archivist

Building: David Wilson Library
Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 3104
Address: University Library, University of Leicester, PO Box 248, University Road, Leicester, LE1 9QD



Working alongside the Archivist, Sarah is responsible for the acquisition, management and care of the University’s archives and private archive collections. Sarah also provides advice to staff and students on searching archive catalogues and accessing resources, through consultations and taught workshops. Additionally, Sarah is involved in cataloguing the literary archives held in Special Collections. Her previous work includes the Orton Collection. Sarah is currently working on enhancing the catalogue for the Sue Townsend Archive.

Professional Interests

Sarah is particularly interested in improving student engagement with archives and advocating their use to wider audiences. Sarah is a qualified archivist and member of the Archives & Records Association (ARA) and ARA’s New Professional Programme.

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