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Houses of Parliament Wallpaper Samples collection

Identifier: RB-8006

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes eleven samples of wallpaper from Westminster Palace, the location for the Houses of Parliament in London, England. Samples are from the cafeteria, House of Lord’s restaurant, offices, corridors, and the press gallery.


  • circa 19th century

Conditions Governing Access

The materials from Appalachian State University Libraries' Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The nature of these collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. As a result, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Conditions Governing Use

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Appalachian State University assumes no responsibility.


3 Linear Feet (11 oversize folders)

Language of Materials



This collection was donated to Appalachian State University by Cliff and Gwilda Coxon in 2007.

Separated Materials Note

The original accession included two newspapers, the May 13, 1937 edition of the London Daily Mirror, and the May 25, 1995 edition of the Medway News, and four books on British History. The newspapers have been separated as an individual collection and the books cataloged in the Rare Books unit.

Physical Description Note

Fair. Some tearing along edges, velvet samples experiencing slight shedding.

Houses of Parliament Wallpaper Samples Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository