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.

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Explore

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

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Our blog

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

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Our services

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

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Our community

Our communities are important to us. Learn more about how we want to work with you.

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Our new website

We would love to hear your thoughts on our new website.