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Archives, Museums, Libraries

United States

Folger Library

Independent research library in Washington D.C. with world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works as well as significant holdings from the early modern period.

Harry Ransom Center

Research center that specializes in English literature and film archives.

Huntington Library

California center that features extensive holding in early modern English literature and the history of science.

Library of Congress

National library of the United States.

Newberry Library

Chicago library with major holdings in Anglo-American history.

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California Los Angeles

UCLA library with rare English books and manuscripts from 1600 to 1900.

United Kingdom

Access to Archives

Aggregate search site for archives in the United Kingdom.

Archives Hub

Aggregate search site and commentary page for archives in the United Kingdom.

Archives in London and the M25 area

Aggregate site for archives in the greater London area.

Archives Wales

Archives site for library system of Wales.

British Library

Repository of United Kingdom publications and manuscripts located in London.

Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House

Research library at University of Oxford.

Janus: Archives at Cambridge

Aggregate search site for libraries and centers at University of Cambrdige.

Mass Observation Archive, Sussex

Archive specializing in social history and the history of everyday life.

Mundus Gateway: Gateway to missionary collections in the United Kingdom

Aggregate site for research libraries and manuscripts collections regarding missionaries.

National Archives

National Archives of the United Kingdom located in Kew.

National Archives of Scotland

National Archives of Scotland located in Edinburgh.

National Maritime Museum

Maritime museum and research center located on grounds of Royal Observatory, Greenwich.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Archives of Northern Ireland located in Belfast.

Rothschild Archive

Center for research in the famous family’s collections.

Royal Society

World’s oldest continuous scientific society and library.

Women's Library, London Metropolitan University

Women’s history library featuring rare books, manuscripts and pamphlets.


National Archives of Australia

National Archives of Australia located in Canberra.


Libraries and Archives, Canada

National archives and library system of Canada.

Hong Kong

Government Records Service, Hong Kong

Link to Hong Kong’s Public Records Office


National Archives of India

National Archives of India with centers in Bhopal, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar and Pondicherry.

Nehru Memorial Museum & Library

Library and research center focusing on the Indian independence movement.


National Archives of Ireland

National Archives of Ireland located in Dublin.

National Library of Ireland

National Library of Ireland located in Dublin.

New Zealand

National Archives of New Zealand

National Archives of New Zealand located in Wellington.


National Archives of Singapore

National Archives of Singapore.

Sri Lanka

Department of National Archives, Sri Lanka

National Archives of Sri Lanka located in Colombo.

South Africa

National Archives and Record Service of South Africa

National Archives of South Arica located in Pretoria. 

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