Bigger plan needed THE BODLEIAN LIBRARY AND BLACKWELLS: AN EDURING PARTNERSHIP Julian Blackwell & Richard Ovenden
 
Bodleian Library <ul><li>Founded 1602 by Sir Thomas Bodley </li></ul><ul><li>Main Library of the University </li></ul><ul>...
 
‘ And where before …  because it never had any lasting allowance, for augmentation of the number, or supply of books decay...
 
 
 
 
Blackwells <ul><li>Bookselling business founded 1846 </li></ul><ul><li>Flagship shop on Broad Street opened in 1879 </li><...
 
Connections between Blackwell family and the University <ul><li>University bookseller for 130 years </li></ul><ul><li>Gene...
<ul><li>William Beckford Archive gifted to Bodleian in 1984 in memory of Sir Basil Blackwell. </li></ul><ul><li>Julian Bla...
 
 
Blackwells – ‘The Gaffer’s Room’
 
 
 
Broad Street – as existing
Approaches to the building – Broad Street (existing)
Existing View from Sheldonian
New Bodleian – Concept
Forming the entrance – Proposed Perspective View from Broad Street - West
Forming the entrance – Proposed Steps and South Colonnade
Ground Floor Public Areas – Perspective View of Proposed Entrance Hall
Ground Floor Public Areas – Perspective View of Proposed Exhibition Gallery
 
Richard Ovenden Keeper of Special Collections & Associate Director, Bodleian Library Fellow, St Hugh’s College [email_addr...
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    1. 1. Bigger plan needed THE BODLEIAN LIBRARY AND BLACKWELLS: AN EDURING PARTNERSHIP Julian Blackwell & Richard Ovenden
    2. 3. Bodleian Library <ul><li>Founded 1602 by Sir Thomas Bodley </li></ul><ul><li>Main Library of the University </li></ul><ul><li>11m volumes, major international research collections </li></ul><ul><li>520 staff </li></ul><ul><li>31 libraries in the Bodleian system </li></ul><ul><li>Over 250k new books added per annum </li></ul><ul><li>Budget c. £32m </li></ul>
    3. 5. ‘ And where before … because it never had any lasting allowance, for augmentation of the number, or supply of books decayed: whereby it came to pass, that when those that were in being, were either wasted or embezzled, the whole foundation came to ruin: To meet with that inconvenience, I will so provide hereafter … as you shall be still assured of a standing annual rent, to be disbursed every year in buying booke, in officers stipends, and other pertinent occasions … Sir Thomas Bodley, 1598
    4. 10. Blackwells <ul><li>Bookselling business founded 1846 </li></ul><ul><li>Flagship shop on Broad Street opened in 1879 </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing business under imprint B.H. Blackwell founded 1880. </li></ul><ul><li>Became University bookseller under Benjamin Henry (1849-1924), merchant scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Established Library business internationally during second half of 20 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing business sold to Wiley and Sons in 2005. </li></ul>
    5. 12. Connections between Blackwell family and the University <ul><li>University bookseller for 130 years </li></ul><ul><li>Generations educated at Oxford (Magdalen College School, Merton and Trinity Colleges). </li></ul><ul><li>Sir Basil gifted rare books to the Library of Merton College in the 1970s and 1980s. </li></ul><ul><li>Gift of Blackwell Archive to Merton College in 2004 </li></ul>
    6. 13. <ul><li>William Beckford Archive gifted to Bodleian in 1984 in memory of Sir Basil Blackwell. </li></ul><ul><li>Julian Blackwell: ‘The Bodleian Library especially was an institution with which my father and his fellow Blackwellians maintained a symbiotic relationship’ (2004). </li></ul><ul><li>Gift of the Library of B H Blackwell announced in 2005 </li></ul>
    7. 16. Blackwells – ‘The Gaffer’s Room’
    8. 20. Broad Street – as existing
    9. 21. Approaches to the building – Broad Street (existing)
    10. 22. Existing View from Sheldonian
    11. 23. New Bodleian – Concept
    12. 24. Forming the entrance – Proposed Perspective View from Broad Street - West
    13. 25. Forming the entrance – Proposed Steps and South Colonnade
    14. 26. Ground Floor Public Areas – Perspective View of Proposed Entrance Hall
    15. 27. Ground Floor Public Areas – Perspective View of Proposed Exhibition Gallery
    16. 29. Richard Ovenden Keeper of Special Collections & Associate Director, Bodleian Library Fellow, St Hugh’s College [email_address] 44 1865 2877158
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