Consult the Archives

The collections are open to researchers from the University of London and other organisations, as well as bona fide researchers. A complete online catalogue is currently being compiled but, at the present time, not all material has been added.

To search collections that have been included in the online Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue, click on the link on the right.

For all other collections, it is necessary to consult hand- or box-lists, and readers should send enquiries either to the Germanic Studies Librarian or the University Archivist well in advance of any planned visit. Researchers should apply to consult material at least 48 hours in advance by letter, facsimile, email or telephone but, the more notice that can be given, the better. The enquiry should include the name of the researcher, contact details including email and telephone number, date and time for consultation, as well as a clear and concise idea of the nature of the enquiry.

Researchers are requested to handle the documents with care, not to take them out of any special housing such as transparent polythene sleeves, and to use a soft lead pencil for taking notes. Photocopies may be made at the discretion of the Librarian, and dependent on the nature and condition of the material. Copies are charged for. Other reprographic methods may be called upon, but out-of-house arrangements may need to be made, for which the researcher must bear the full charge. An estimate of the costs will be supplied in advance.

These measures are required for the physical preservation of the (often) fragile primary source material. Readers' co-operation is greatly appreciated.

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