R S Neale Collection

A window into the past

What is the R.S. Neale Collection?

The R.S. Neale Collection contains primary and secondary material for research in English social and economic history, particularly since the Industrial Revolution. Special strengths include women's history, agrarian and labour history, and the local histories of Bath and Bristol.

Origins of the Collection

The 1,300 volume collection was developed by Professor Ron Neale of the Department of Economic History at UNE from 1974 till his untimely death in 1985. It was donated to the University to be used as a research collection by his wife, Margaret Neale.

The R.S. Neale Collection is located in the Karl Schmude Special Collections Room on Level 1 of Dixson Library.

Researchers may request retrieval of individual items from the Collection in advance using the Closed Collection Retrieval Request form. Books requested by 2.00 PM are available for use at the Service Desk by 3.00 PM on the same day.

Access to the Collection

For information on access to the Collection, see the Policy on Special Collections Access.