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This gallery provides an overview of some of the collections held by The Archives.

The Archives hold a wealth of fascinating institutional and personal archives, dating from the 17th century to the present day.  Among its varied collections, the Archives hold:

College archives: the institutional records of Queen Mary and Westfield College 1882 to present.

Private papers of individuals, and the records of several organisations: dating from the 18th century to the 1990s.

Rare prints: dating from 17th century to the 1960s.

The collections are in a range of formats, including paper (e.g. letters, minutes and printed reports), manuscripts, photographs, prints, parchment, cinefilm, audio cassette, video, digital media and artefacts. 

For more information see the Guide to Archives or search the Archives Catalogue.

Digital versions of records held in the Archives are available through the Digitised Records page.

Records of the medical colleges are held by St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Archives and Museums.

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