History Collections
Find out more about history collections and History Libraries & Research Open Day

History Collections

Find out more about history collections and History Libraries & Research Open Day

This site combines information about history collections across London and beyond. It also includes resources relating to the annual History Day, which promotes history libraries and collections.

 

History Day

 

History Day is a one-day event bringing researchers together with information professionals from libraries, archives and research organisations.

More information about past events, including videos and blog posts from the October 2017 event are available from the History Day Archive.

Library collections

Find information about the libraries, archives and history collections in the blog and from History Online and links to organisations in the drop-down menu to the right. Information on this site is produced in collaboration with the Committee of London Research Libraries in History and other History Day participants.

Latest Posts

3D Printing in the School of Advanced Study, University of London

This is a guest post by Jonathan Blaney, Digital Projects Manager and Editor, British History Online for the Institute of Historical Research. If you were at History Day 2017, you might have seen the new 3D printer on the IHR's table. This post...

London Metropolitan Archives at History Day 2017

This post was written by Claire Titley, London Metropolitan Archives and is reposted from the LMA website. Over 50 libraries and archives gathered on 31 October for History Day 2017 at the Institute of Historical Research in Senate House, an annual...

History Day 2017: From Alchemy to Zoological Sexology

This post was written by Sandra Freshney, Archivist at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and is reposted from the University of Cambridge Museums & Botanical Garden blog. Representatives from the University of Cambridge Museums Archive...

History Day 2017: a student perspective

This post comes from third year undergraduate student at the University of Gloucestershire, Jenna Pateman.  On 31st October 2017, I attended the History Day hosted by the Institute of Historical Research at Senate House, London. The event consisted...

British History Online and the Bibliography of British and Irish History – not just British

From the titles of some of the IHR's digital resources, you might think that they have limited geographical reach: British History Online...the Bibliography of British and Irish History. But the real world overspills geographical boundaries and the...

New Exhibition from the Trades Union Congress Library: The Russian Revolution and its Impact on the Left in Britain, 1917-1926

This post was written by Jeff Howarth, Librarian of the TUC Library Collections at London Metropolitan University. To borrow this exhibition please contact him, j.howarth@londonmet.ac.uk. To celebrate the centenary of the Russian Revolution the TUC...

Pig’s blood, Dragon and Ale – A Little Book of Recipes in the RCN

To celebrate Halloween Molly Fennelly looks at a strange recipe book from the collection of the Royal College of Nursing Library and Archives. It is one of a series of blog posts on the theme of Magic and the Supernatural, as part of History Day...

Witches and the Stationers’ Company Archive

This blog post was written by Ruth Frendo, the Archivist of the Stationers' Company Archive. It is one of a series of blog posts on the theme of Magic and the Supernatural, as part of History Day 2017. What would Halloween be without witches?...

BBIH and the occult

This post was written by Simon Baker, Editor, Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) in the IHR. It is one of a series of blog posts on the theme of Magic and the Supernatural, as part of History Day 2017. As 31 October looms we all know...

Archives Hub: a resource for researchers

This blog post was written by the Archives Hub team. It is one of a series of blog posts on the theme of Magic and the Supernatural, as part of History Day 2017, where you can find Archives Hub and ask them any questions you have. The Archives Hub...

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