The Eliot Collection comprises editions of twentieth-century English literature. Its nucleus was a small number of books by and about T.S. Eliot, given to the University of York Library in 1972 by the library of King's College, Cambridge. They came from a bequest to King's College by Eliot's friend, John Hayward, and consisted of those books in the Hayward Collection of which King's College already owned copies. The collection has since been expanded, both through the acquisition of new books by gift and purchase, and through transferring to it books previously on the open shelves. It now covers such authors as W.B. Yeats, Robert Graves, D.H. Lawrence and Aldous Huxley, and also the following contemporary authors: Heaney, Hill, and Muldoon.