The library holds a substantial amount of material about mining especially relating to the Peak District and lead mining.
Some of the same materials are also available on the PDMHS web site (possibly just the members-only section) or the original publisher’s web site.
Journals and Newsletters
Many of the links below go to the relevant organisations’ complete list of publications in order to provide comprehensive coverage – the library holds copies of some of these. Beyond this we have fragmentary runs of much other material. Please enquire.
PDF documents may be downloaded to your computer or they may open in a browser window. This depends on your software and configuration.
- PDMHS Bulletins and Newsletters
- Northern Mine Research Society (NMRS) Monographs, Memoirs and Newsletters
- Der Anschnitt and other publications of the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum, Bochum
- Journals and Newsletters of the Historical Metallurgy Society
- Association of Industrial Archaeology’s Industrial Archaeology Review etc.
- East Midland Geological Society’s The Mercian Geologist
- Catalogue of Journals and Newsletters in the PDMHS Library (PDF)
Maps and Plans
- Spreadsheet of LW Map Cabinet – Round Maps
- Spreadsheet of Map Cabinet – Flat Drawers – Wooden
- Spreadsheet of Map Drawer – Metal
- Spreadsheet of Maps, plans etc in the new map cabinet 2022
Miscellaneous Records, Files, Off-prints and other Material
- Nellie Kirkham’s notebooks these remain accessible but are now on external storage (Google Drive)
- Peak District Mining Laws & Customs
- Reports of HM Inspectors of Mines
- Catalogue of Books, Bound Volumes, Plans and Papers in the Doug Nash collection (PDF)
- Dave Williams collection of Mining Records (PDF)
- Catalogue of Papers and Drawings ex Roy Buckley (PDF)
- Catalogue of the Peter Challis Collection of Mining Share Certificates and Photos
- Catalogue of the Steve Thompson Papers (PDF)
Archive boxes and binders
We have many collections of historic photographs – highlights of some of them can be found in various photo galleries on this web site. Notable collections include:
- Harry Parker’s collection
- Lynn Willies’ slide collection (mining sites all over the world from Winster to Rajasthan and Alaska.)
- Doug Nash and Operation Mole
The library is continually being added to, more of the existing content is being digitised and, where appropriate, made available on-line.
See this page for a Catalogue of the CD Collection
Access to the Library.
Only the Recorder has access to the storage area.
Museum staff do not have access nor can they arrange it, please contact the recorder to make arrangements to visit.
Subject to availability, the items you wish to see can be made available along with a workspace.
A catalogue of the library is available for consultation. It is incomplete, so do ask the recorder whether there may be more material relating to your area of interest.
A postal loan scheme is available for members of the Society who are unable to visit the library in person.