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D.H. Lawrence Collection
McMaster University, Mills Memorial Library

Lawrence, D.H.; English literature

The collection was established in 1968. It began as a block purchase from a book dealer and has been developed since.

The collection includes most of D.H. Lawrence's works in several editions. Biographical and critical commentaries on Lawrence and his work are included, and several rare items can be found. The chronological emphasis is from ca l910 to the present. Manuscript material is excluded from the collection. All secondary material is acquired. Works not already in the collection are acquired from antiquarian booksellers when available.


400 monographs.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued in the library's online catalogue. LC subject headings and classification are used. The holdings are recorded in OCLC. Special bibliographies include an annotated copy of A bibliography of D.H. Lawrence by Francis Warren Roberts.

Physical Access
The collection is in a special collections area which is open to the public. For further information about the collection visit: For information about access to the collection visit:

Interlibrary Loan: Only to selected libraries on IUTS.

Reprography: Photocopying is done by the staff.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
Library research news. -- Vol. II [i.e. vol. 11], no.1 (1987). -- [Hamilton, Ont.] : McMaster University Library Press, 1987.