Allan Milne Collection
A collection, donated by Allan Milne, of over 2,500 books on the American Civil War. It includes many primary source materials, such as diaries, autobiographies and soldiers' letters. The Allan Milne Collection ne of the largest collections of materials relating to the Civil War in the United Kingdom, is of great value for many researchers.
Books and pamphlets, mainly of Welsh interest, donated to the Library. They include 18th and 19th century biographies, texts and translations and books on Wales and the Welsh border. Most were donated by Llewellyn Llewellyn of Brynhyfryd in 1935 and others were given in 1943 and 1955 by his son and daughter-in-law.
Bound volumes of 19th century pamphlets which belonged to David Salmon, who was a Principal of Swansea Training College which became part of the Swansea Institute of Higher Education (now Swansea Metropolitan University).
Dylan Thomas Collection
Translations of some of the poetry and prose works of Dylan Thomas into a number of different languages including Dutch, French, German, Spanish and Italian. It supports the work of the Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales within the English Department. There is more information on the Dylan Thomas web page.
Glyn Jones Collection
A collection of books has been donated (1997) from the library of the late Glyn Jones (1915-1995), the Anglo-Welsh poet, short story writer and novelist. Each of the books is a presentation copy with an inscription, and there is valuable work to be found in several volumes (such as a complete poem by John Ormond in Ormond's own hand and extensive annotations by Glyn Jones in various texts by R.S. Thomas and Emyr Humphreys). Several of the texts are also first editions or rare copies.
John Loder / Noel Mortimer Collection
A collection of documents on aviation.
Vivienne Sugar Collection
Material relating to the Richard Commission. Vivienne Sugar, formerly the Chief Executive of the City and County of Swansea was also, from 2002 to 2004, a member of the Richard Commission that examined the powers and electoral arrangements of the National Assembly for Wales.