International Textile Collection

Department of Textile Industries Collection


Textiles staff and students, 1884-5

ULITA holds a small paper and photographic archive of the Department of Textile Industries, ranging from the 1880s until the 1970s, including volumes of group and interior photographs. Some items may relate to the Department of Colour Chemistry and Dyeing.

The collection held at ULITA consists of approximately 260 items or groups of items. At present approximately 10% has been catalogued.

The classification of items are divided into:

 *Individuals in group photographs may be identified where photographs are annotated.


photographic records of teaching slides

Related to this collection: plans are also underway to list, and ultimately catalogue, a large collection of early glass photographic plates produced for teaching in the Department, originated by the Professors Beaumont and Barker. Facsimilie copies of the three slide indexes have been produced, which include descriptions and photographic prints of the plates.



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