Inklings Collection

The Inklings Collection focuses on materials related to the British literary discussion group that met weekly at the University of Oxford from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. Special attention is given to the lesser-known Inklings and to comprehensive collections of their works as well as resources representing the group’s milieu and wider social circle. The collection currently includes over 725 items and features primarily early edition works, but also contains advanced publisher copies, manuscripts, letters, and photographs, as well as books from the personal libraries of the group’s members.

See also the Owen Barfield Family Collection. The books from these collections are curated by Dr. Roger White and can be found in the APU Library Catalog or by selecting a name below.

Central Figures

Additional Participants

Extended Circle

Access to the Collections

To arrange use of the Special Collections, contact Ken Otto, Special Collections librarian, at or (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5263.