Welcome to the online catalogue of Brunel University London Archives and Special Collections

The archives of Brunel University London and its predecessor colleges Maria Grey College, Shoreditch College, the West London Institute of Higher Education, and those of the British and Foreign Schools Society (BFSS), date from the beginning of the 19th century to the present day. They are of local, national and international importance to the history of education and teacher training. The archives are the university's corporate memory and are a rich and valuable resource for staff, students, the academic community and the wider public.

We also hold a varied range of unique and distinctive special collections relating to transport history, literature and society.

The online catalogue contains descriptions of our archives and special collections which have been catalogued so far, as well as some digital images. Please note that not all of our archives and special collections have been catalogued. The online catalogue will be added to regularly, but if you do not find what you are looking for, please contact us by email: Arc_SC@brunel.ac.ukĀ and we will be happy to help you.

Information re how to book an appointment to view our archives in person, or how to use our research service, can be found here: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/Archives.

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A list of our latest and most exciting new items.