Attlee collection

The collection

The Attlee collection comprises of books donated to the Library by former Prime Minister Clement Attlee. He donated works to the newly founded University of York in the early 1960s; many of these works relate to the independence of India and Pakistan and demonstrate the extent of Attlee’s involvement with this historic event.

Highlights include:


The majority of the collection is borrowable and can be found in the Morrell Library.

A small collection of books are in the Rare Books Collection and may be consulted at the Borthwick Institute for Archives.

The collection can be searched in YorSearch, the Library catalogue.

Further information

Further information on the collection

Further information on Clement Attlee