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.

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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...

How To: Postgraduate Students Delve into Archival Research

This post was written by Esther Brot, PhD student at King's College London and History Day 2018's postgraduate volunteer. She introduces a new blog series by researchers in the lead up to History Day 2018. This blog series will record days in the...

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...

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