Our special collections include photographs and prints, Lindisfarne Gospels, the Codex Amiatinus, Lilburne Collection, Corder Manuscripts and Sunderland Then and Now.

We have been fortunate to receive a lifetime's worth of research concerning Sunderland shipping from Alf Rodenby. The collection covers many aspects, although the principal focus is Sunderland ship owners and their vessels. The collection is currently stored in the Local Studies Reserve stack, but is available to view on request.

Please ask at the enquiry desk in the Local Studies Centre if you would like to consult this material.