As a 'new' university, Stirling does not have the extensive medieval manuscripts and early books which are found in some of the more ancient foundations. But, in addition to the obvious material about the University's own history to date, there is extensive additional material. Much is of specifically local or Scottish interest, but there is extensive material about Napoleon - including the naval signal book from Saint Helena!
Amongst the subjects of major local importance are collections related to John Grierson and to Norman McLaren, two local men who were pivotal in the development of documentary film. Also, the extensive colllections of chapbooks and of publications by the Striling Tract Enterprises.
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