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Coventry University archives (reference number COV) 
Published material e.g. annual reviews; prospectus’; newsletters; university, faculty, and services publications; photos. Some items relate to the university’s predecessors – but note that most predecessor material is at Coventry Archives.

Richardson tapes (reference number RIC)
Recordings of interviews made during research by Kenneth Richardson, Senior Lecturer at Lanchester Polytechnic for his work and publications including the book Twentieth Century Coventry (1972). The collection also includes some transcripts of the interviews. Digital copies of the interviews and a few transcripts are  available from our online catalogue.

Also includes files and correspondence relating to the publication of the book and to a research project undertaken by Richardson on the social history of the British motor car industry.

Donnelly & Thoms material (reference number DON)
Audio cassettes, questionnaires and transcripts compiled during research for the book The motor car industry in Coventry since the 1890s: origins, development and structure by Prof. Tom Donnelly, Professor of Automotive Business, Centre for Business In Society at Coventry University & former Coventry University history lecturer David Thoms.

The cassettes have been digitised as part of the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project by its Midlands Hub team at Leicester University. The interviews will be available to listen to and download via our online catalogue as soon as possible in 2020. There are also plans to digitise the transcripts as well.