Liverpool Hope Special Collections

Cardinal Newman microfilm collection arrives at Liverpool Hope


Liverpool Hope University is proud to announce the acquisition of a complete set of the John Henry Newman microfilm personal papers. This set of microfilms (144 reels in total) consists of several thousand documents, letters and memoranda from the personal collection of the Blessed John Henry Newman (1801-1890).

Newman stands as a Victorian giant in the field of theology, philosophy and education. Influencing many academic and spiritual disciplines, Newman’s writings and his lifelong search for religious truth continue to inspire scholars throughout the world.

Liverpool Hope University is the only known institution outside of North America to have a complete microfilm copy of the papers. The collection is now available for consultation in the Sheppard-Worlock Library’s Special Collections Reading Room. Visit our webpages to view the microfilm catalogue and to make an appointment.