The Archives holds a wealth of fascinating institutional, personal archives and rare prints, dating from the 17th Century to the present day. The collections document the rich history of the College, and provide vital evidence for research in the arts, humanities and social science.
Introducing Celia Hewitt caricature

A new archive gallery showing a selection of student profiles written between 1949 and 1954 is now available online. Published in Cub, the Queen Mary College magazine, the profiles are from a feature called ‘Introducing…’, which used satire and caricature to profile members of the Queen Mary community. The profiles tended to feature students who were heavily involved in Student Union activities, and were occasionally written about Union staff members.

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Archives Survey 2015 Results

From January to August 2015 the QMUL Archives conducted a survey of a) visitors to the Archives Reading Room and b) remote users enquiring about collections of research.  The aim of the survey was to review the quality of the services and facilities provided to users and identify areas for improvement.

Highlights from the survey results include:

Visitors to the Archives Reading Room:

QMUL Archives at Senate House History Day November 2015

At the end of November, Queen Mary University Archives took part in the Institute of Historical Research’s third History Day held at Senate House.

As part of the University of London’s History Day, research students were invited to an information fair at Senate House Library. The fair allowed libraries, archives and organisations from across London to showcase their historical holdings, offering advice on available research resources and access to collections.

Arts in the Archives: Macbeth performance

Arts in the Archives explores the history of English literature, writing and performance at QMUL. Highlighting collections held in the archives by focusing on the themes of publication, poetry and performance.

Student written poem ‘A new kid of sonnet’ in ELC Magazine, March 1929.

The Globe Road Poetry Festival take place from 13th-15th November on and around QMUL’s Mile End Campus. This three-day festival celebrates the diversity of poetic traditions both locally and globally. A variety of free performances, workshops, poetry slams and exhibitions will take place exploring this year’s theme of translation and technology.