MMU Special Collections
The Society of Wood Engravers is indebted to Jeremy Parrett and his team in the Special Collections Department of Manchester Metropolitan University who work hard to collect and protect wood engravings for future generations.
The archive collection is a resource of national significance for the study of twentieth century book illustration, art and design and textile design. The collection was established to provide access to unique primary source material for students, teachers and researchers working with the Library’s outstanding Book Design Collection.
Whilst the principal focus of the collection remains upon British book design, illustration and publication in the twentieth century, recent acquisitions have expanded its scope to include postwar textile design and manufacture.