Special Collections and Archives

Welcome to Special Collections and Archives: your free gateway to the treasures and unique research collections of Cardiff University.

We are here to build, safeguard, and make publically accessible a vast national and international resource of historical, arts, humanities, and scientific knowledge. Our aim is to inspire your creativity, enrich your research and support your learning.

Explore our vast collection of books, archive documents, photographs, newspapers, illustrations, periodicals and maps.

Discover our collections in a quiet study environment and make the most of our content with support from our professional team.

Read our lively blog for collection highlights, news, opportunities and events.

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