Chronological list


  • Engineering and innovation during the First World War: The Institution of Mechanical Engineers archives on how the war sparked a technological battle for the best weapons, infrastructure and defences, and what this meant for engineering.
  • Kettle’s Yard Archive: Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, much more than a house, a museum or a gallery.
  • Swords into Ploughshares: The cataloguing of two peace organisations’ archives at LSE, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and the Fellowship of Reconciliation: London Union.
  • The Anti-Apartheid Movement: Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives held at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.
  • Exploring British Design: An Introduction: The Archives Hub has joined forces with The University of Brighton Design Archives for an exciting new project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
  • A Spring in Your Step: Collections relating to dancers, choreographers and teachers, schools and companies, ballet, contemporary and other styles of dance.
  • 250 and counting!: More than 250 UK institutions and organisations now contribute to the Archives Hub! A look at some of our most recent contributors.
  • A European Journey: The Archives Portal Europe: The Archives Hub is the UK ‘Country Manager’ for the Archives Portal Europe, a European aggregator for archives.
  • Be my Valentine: Love letters, cards and poetry, together with less directly connected 'Valentines' descriptions!
  • Barclays Group Archives: Founded in 1690 by two goldsmith bankers, Barclays PLC now has customers in over 50 countries.










  • Books To Grace Your Shelves: book design and illustration
  • Shaggy Dog Stories: writers and artists inspired by dogs
  • Gratulerer med dagen!: collections with a Norwegian flavour, to mark the centenary of Norway's independence
  • Join us for a spin around the new Hub!: improvements and new developments in 2005
  • What's in a place-name?: linguists, geographers, and historians who have researched place-names in the British Isles
  • Calendar: twelve previous Collections of the Month features, plus Cyclists' Touring Club calendars
  • Prize Draw Questionnaire: Archives Hub user survey
  • X: general elections in the UK.
  • Sea-Fever: Britain's maritime heritage
  • Botany: botany and botanists.
  • Cor, Blust, Squit!: dialects and vernacular culture.
  • Visions of the Future: Science Fiction authors.




  • Viceroys & Chief Secretaries - the Bodleian Library highlights a group of collections relating to the British government of Ireland
  • Questionnaire - we invited visitors to complete our prize draw questionnaire.
  • The Big Draw - highlighting descriptions with artistic content, as part of "The Big Draw", October 16th - 23rd, 2002.
  • Dirty Linen - domestic science and women's education; the exhibition at the Women's Library ran from 26th September to the 21st December 2002.
  • A Cabinet of Curiosities - some of our more curious collections
  • Collections relating to Sport; the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony was July 25th 2002
  • Science Year; Science Year ran from September 2001 to August 2002
  • Museums and Galleries Month
  • Scottish Brewing Archive, celebrating its 20th anniversary
  • World Book Day; Unesco's World Book Day is on March 14th
  • Collections relating to the scientist Solly Zuckerman (1904-1993)
  • Collections relating to Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796); Burn's Night is January 25th


  • Christmas selection
  • Collections relating to novelist and poet D H Lawrence (1885-1930); exhibition at the University of Nottingham's new D H Lawrence Pavilion
  • Black History Month
  • Papers of Manchester-born, Oscar-winning actor Robert Donat (1905-1958); exhibition at the John Rylands University Library of Manchester
image of penguinEmperor penguin with the steam yacht Discovery. British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-1904.
Image copyright Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge