Archives and special collections

We house over 60 collections to support study and research. Our collections are available to researchers, students and members of the public via our Research Room within the University Library and through our enquiry service. Anyone is welcome to visit us.

About Archives and Special Collections

Our collections include the University’s own institutional archive dating back to the foundation of Battersea Polytechnic in 1891, the collections of the National Resource Centre for Dance, several collections related to renowned illustrator E H Shepard (Winnie-the-Pooh and The Wind in the Willows) and a range of other subject-specific collections.

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Cataloguing the Geraldine Stephenson Archive

Kelly Burchmore has recently joined the Archives & Special Collections team as Temporary Project...


Serendipity in the Archives

As the National Resource Centre for Dance (NRCD), we collect, preserve and make available materials that...

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Archives and Special Collections
Ground level, Library
University of Surrey