LGBTQIA+ History Month: New special collection

LGBTQIA+ History Month: New special collection

The catalogue for a new special collection relating to the author, sculptor and academic Professor Rom Landau (1899-1974) is now available on the University Library website. Rom was born Romuald Zbigniew Landau in Poland, then part of the Russian Empire. The collection comprises family papers formerly belonging to his brother Wlodzimierz Waclaw Landau and many of Rom’s published works. Family photographs and identification documents are to be found amongst the archival material, as well as correspondence between the Landau brothers. The books include Letter to Andrew, about Rom’s love for RAF Sgt. Andrew Brigstocke, who was killed during the Second World War.

Rom travelled extensively, and for a time lived in Stoughton, West Sussex. He finally settled in Morocco and on 2nd March 2024 it will be 50 years since he passed away.

This blog post by David Denison, Rom Landau: a literary euro-tunnel explores Rom’s remarkable life.

View the catalogue for this new special collection.

If you are interested in viewing the collection please contact

~ by Anna Delaney, University Archivist

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One comment on “LGBTQIA+ History Month: New special collection
  1. An interesting and inspiring read! Thanks for highlighting this special collection and all the other interesting blogs during February!

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