Special Collections is responsible for the University Archive, which holds the historical records of the University institution and its predecessor bodies. The archivist actively collects material, preserving the memory of the institution, providing the evidence base for its activity and making its records accessible to researchers.
There are records for committee, administrative, academic and other departmental services, and for staff, students and other individuals with close personal associations to the University. Large collections of plans, drawings and photographs give insight into campus development and life.
Special Collections also holds material that, although not officially part of the University Archive, covers many aspects of the University's history. Search the Library Catalogue and the Collections guide for more details.