History Collections
Find out more about history collections and History Day

History Collections

Find out more about history collections and History 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 free 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.

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

Women’s suffrage at home and away

This post was written by Sara Charles, Editorial Assistant for Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) and is cross-posted from the Institute of Historical Research blog. It is part of a series of posts on the theme of Women’s History in...

From Books in Boxes: The Birth and Evolution of the London Irish Library

This post was written by James Ryan, voluntary librarian at the London Irish Centre and MSc student in Library and Information science at City University. It is cross posted from D. I. Y. Leabharlannaí. My name is James Ryan and I am a voluntary...

Lilias Trotter in the SOAS Archives

This blog post was written by and is cross-posted from the SOAS Archives and Special Collections blog and is part of a series of posts on the theme of Women’s History in the lead up to History Day 2018. The SOAS Archives are rich in the...

Study Day at the RHS Lindley Library: A World under Glass

This blog post was guest-written by Nicola Mayer, Exhibition and Events Co-ordinator (Lindley Library) For this study day on the 4th of May, the RHS Lindley Library welcomes three speakers to talk about the history of glasshouses and the...

Archive experience from Saint Petersburg, Russia

This post was written by Katya Morgunova, King’s College London. It is part of a series of posts on researchers’ experiences in libraries and archives. Saint Petersburg archives are located in some of the most iconic buildings in the city centre....

Working with Russian-language periodicals at the British Library

This post was written by Hannah Connell, King's College London. It is part of a series of posts on researchers' experiences in libraries and archives. Working with the British Library’s holdings of Russian-language periodicals in the Slavonic...

Salvation and Suffrage

This blog post was written by Chloe Wilson, Archive Assistant at The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre. It has been cross-posted from The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre blog and is part of a series of posts on the theme of...

Archive Evening 2018 at the Stationers’ Company: A Celebration of the Tokefield Archive Centre

This blog post was written by Ruth Frendo, the Archivist of the Stationers’ Company Archive. The Stationers' Company is the City of London Livery Company for the Communications and Content Industries. The majority of our members still work in, or...

Research at the Torre de Tombo (Portugal)

This post was written by Benjamin James, King's College London. It is part of a series of posts on researchers' experiences in libraries and archives. In the campus of the Universidade de Lisboa stands the National Archive of Portugal, a...

Researcher’s View from the Archives Nationales (France)

This post was written by Anna Young, Vanderbilt University. It is part of a series of posts on researchers' experiences in libraries and archives. The First Taste of the Archives The French word for archival documents, fonds, has a happy double...

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