Adam Matthew Digital
Makes niche research and teaching collections sourced from libraries and archives around the world available for online access. With a catalogue and details of their services and trial access.
Promotes public awareness of local and national archives. Includes open days and event listings across the country.
Archives & Records Association (ARA)
Professional body for archivists, archive conservators and records managers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Overview, downloads, events, careers, publications and professional issues.
Provides a searchable database of the UK's university and college archives, with retrieval information.
Artists’ Papers Register
A register of the papers of artists, designers and craftspeople held in publicly accessible collections in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Arts and Humanities Data Service
Provides a searchable collection of resources and services on archaeology, history, language and linguistics, and performing and visual arts.
BBC Memory Share
Living archive of memories from 1900 to the present day, which users can contribute to or browse.
A collection of UK archive interviews, images, news items and documents searchable by people, subject, programmes and events.
British Cartoon Archive
Archive located within the University of Kent’s Templeman Library. Policies, collections, and visiting information plus a database which retrieves cataloguing information and an image.
British Online Archives
An online gateway to a very wide range of digitised British archives; includes user guides and samples from most collections, and details of licences to access the full archive.
The British Records Association
Formed to encourage and assist with the preservation, use and publication of historical records; with details of membership and services, conferences, publications, and contacts.
Preserves the historical information of British Telecommunications plc and its predecessors from the early part of the nineteenth century up to the present day. Background, collections, location and timeline.
Business Archives Council
Promotes the preservation of business records of historical importance; provides information about their advice and information services, resources, publications, links and contacts.
Centre for Archive Studies (LUCAS)
Provides both postgraduate taught and undergraduate distance learning programmes in archival management at Liverpool University; includes details of their academic programmes, staff and events.
A national directory of community archives in the UK. Directory, features, what's on and guidance and useful links for community archives.
Digital Curation Center
Supports UK institutions which are engaged in the storing, management, and preservation of digitised information.
Archive which allows users to compare and contrast film footage from East Anglia and Normandy, in order to compare shared heritage.
Digital Preservation Coalition
Organisation concerned with the preservation of digital material and the attendant strategic, cultural and technological issues. Includes membership, events, handbook, reports and projects.
English Heritage - Archives and Collections
A guide to English Heritage's range of historic collections of paintings and archaeological artefacts relating to its sites, and the National Monuments Record (NMR), a public archive covering the historic environment of England.
Hidden Lives Revealed
Archive of the Children's Society in late Victorian and early 20th Century Britain. With case files, Waifs and Strays' Society homes, images and publications.
History Data Service
Collects, preserves, and promotes the use of digital resources resulting from or supporting historical research and teaching.
Imperial War Museum Collections
Maintains collections covering twentieth and twenty-first century conflict involving Britain, the Commonwealth and other former empire countries; includes online educational resources, and a guide to accessing and using their materials.
An archive of over one million hours of footage and moving imagery from commercial television, including the footage libraries of Reuters, ITN, ITV Productions, and other collections. With a catalogue, clips, and details of licensing.
LAGNA - The Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive
A national archive of press cuttings, campaigning material and other resources relating to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities; provides a guide to their collections and exhibitions, and contacts.
The story of Mass Observation, from its founding in 1937 onwards, the archives today, advice on using the archive and how to access at Sussex University, and purchasing online access.
Modern Records Centre
University of Warwick centre which holds nationally important archives for the study of social, economic and political history, mainly from the mid 19th century onwards. Includes subject guide and a number of showcased online exhibitions.
Mountain Heritage Trust
An archive project bringing together artefacts, history, traditions and records of the people connected with Britain's mountainous areas. Lists and describes the papers held, and displays photographs and details of artefacts.
Partnership, led by the National Archives, explores, records and illustrates why people came to England over the last 200 years and what their experiences were and continue to be. Stories, gallery, migration histories and schools section.
The National Archives
The official archive for the central UK government, containing 900 years of history from Domesday Book to the present. Presents extensive information on how the archives work and features a wealth of resources for researchers plus many educational sections.
National Archives: Hospital Records
Providing information on the existence and location of the records of UK hospitals. Includes administrative details, location and any lists, catalogues or other finding aids.
National Co-operative Archive
Holds records relating to the history of the worldwide co-operative movement, including rare books, periodicals, manuscripts, films, photographs and oral histories; provides a guide for visitors and researchers.
National Fairground Archive
A collection of documents, photographs, and audio visual material which record the history of fairs and popular entertainment, and the role played by travelling showpeople; held at the University of Sheffield.
NERC Open Research Archive
Central repository for published material such as academic papers or reports that have resulted from research funded by the Natural Environment Research Council.
North West Regional Archive Council
Represents and supports the archive community in Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Cheshire; includes details of projects and events, news, and contacts.
Northern Ireland Community Archive
An online collection of tourist trails, museum collections, photographs, exhibitions, oral histories and other information from local museums and community groups from around Northern Ireland.
The National Resource Centre for Dance at the University of Surrey maintains a reference collection and a number of special collections covering dance development and activity in the UK.
Oxford Text Archive
Collects, catalogues, preserves and distributes digital resources for research and teaching; with an online catalogue and details of their services.
A guide to archive collections held by the National Children's Bureau's Children's Play Information Service (CPIS).
Extensive online archive of documents tracing the history and development of Britain's railways.
Scientific Archivists Group
Lists the events, goals and news of this group for scientific archivists, and presents information on their bi-annual journal.
Completed project which helped develop archives in research-led institutions.
Small and Special
Collection of resources relating to the early years of The Hospital for Sick Children at Great Ormond Street, London. Includes patient admission records 1852-1914, articles and a gallery of images.
Offers microfilming, digitisation, and disaster recovery services for libraries, newspapers and other clients; includes a catalogue and contacts.
UK Data Archive
Acquires, preserves and disseminates current and historical social and economic data. Includes data catalogue and user guides.
UK Web Archive
A collaborative project by the British Library and other "legal deposit libraries" to preserve websites in the UK domain. Describes the project and its capabilities, with browse and search facilities, themed collections, and a FAQ.
Contains collections of books, manuscripts, films, and paintings, chronicling the history of medicine. Provides a user guide, with information about events and exhibitions.
A web based archive which records and preserves the working life stories of people in the UK.
The Women's Library
London archive housing an extensive collection of women's history. Details of collections, visitor information, events and services.