The Centre holds over one hundred and twenty Ph.D. theses from all over the world, and is unique in having such a resource for research. The theses are predominantly on Collingwood, reflecting the origins of the Centre, but also include theses on the other British Idealists. Our aim is to develop the collection to include theses on British Idealism in general.
The Centre also holds numerous items by R. G. Collingwood as well as secondary materials which shed light upon the period and areas in which he worked, among which are copies of the unpublished papers of the British Idealists Henry Jones and Michael Oakeshott. We also hold selected copies of manuscript material by William R. Boyce Gibson, William Mitchell and Francis Anderson.
Grace Simpson Collection
Grace Simpson, the daughter of Collingwood’s friend archaeologist Henry Simpson, kindly donated books and other materials by or related to Collingwood. The Collection is held by the Collingwood Society, and is available for visitors to the society for research purposes.