"special collections and archives" blog posts

The Students and the SphinxThe Sphinx Magazine 1926 and an illustration of a student outside the Victoria Building, University of Liverpool Special Collections & Archives.

The Students and the Sphinx

In our previous VG&M building history blogs, we have looked at the construction and opening of the Victoria Building so now we delve into the Sphinx Magazine to find out what the students really thought of their brand-new building.

Posted on: 21 January 2022

Stranger Loves: a Brief History of LGBTQ+ Science Fiction Front covers of Fledgling (2005), A Song for a New Day (2020) and Exquisite Corpse (1996).

Stranger Loves: a Brief History of LGBTQ+ Science Fiction

To celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month we have invited Dr Phoenix Alexander, the University’s Science Fiction Collections Librarian, to outline the history of LGBTQ+ themes in the genre. The University of Liverpool Library's Special Collections and Archives houses the largest catalogued collection of science fiction in Europe, encompassing over 35,000 books and 2, 500 periodicals, as well as the archives of some of the major science fiction writers of the twentieth century. Join us on a tour through the LGBTQIA+ history of science fiction, showcasing just a handful of items from the stacks.

Posted on: 11 February 2021