Archives

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.
Queen's Hall 1890

A new exhibition, The People's Palace - Past and Present is now available to view on the 2nd Floor of the Mile End Library.

The origins of Queen Mary can be traced back to 1886 when the Prince of Wales laid the foundation stone of the People’s Palace Queen’s Hall.

In 1886 Edmund Hay Currie, in an appeal for funds published in the Times, described the proposed People’s Palace:

Westfield botany students c.1914

The archives at Queen Mary are a rich and diverse resource for those interested in women’s history.

The original People’s Palace c.1890

The archives will install a new exhibition from Tuesday 24th to Thursday 26th March. It will be available to view from Monday 30th March.

The origins of Queen Mary can be traced back to 1886 when the Prince of Wales laid the foundation stone of the People’s Palace Queen’s Hall.

In 1886 Edmund Hay Currie, in an appeal for funds published in the Times, described the proposed People’s Palace:

Neville Lyttelton with wife Katherine and children c.1890

The catalogue of the archives of General Sir Neville Lyttelton (1845-1931), an officer in the British Army, is now available here. These family papers contain the correspondence of Neville Lyttelton, his wife Katherine and daughters Lucy, Hilda and Hermione to and from family and friends, including photographs and ephemera, dating from c.1782-1940.

User looking at a photograph album in the archivespubl

An archives survey has been launched to gather valuable feedback about the range of archives services provided to QMUL staff and students and external researchers.

If you have visited the Archives Reading Room before, or contacted the Archives via email, or used the archives resources on the website http://www.library.qmul.ac.uk/archives then the Archives would really like to hear from you.