Archive, Museums, Libraries
Independent research library in Washington D.C. with world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works as well as significant holdings from the early modern period.
Research center that specializes in English literature and film archives.
California center that features extensive holding in early modern English literature and the history of science.
National library of the United States.
Chicago library with major holdings in Anglo-American history.
UCLA library with rare English books and manuscripts from 1600 to 1900.
Aggregate search site for archives in the United Kingdom.
2. Archives Hub
Aggregate search site and commentary page for archives in the United Kingdom.
Aggregate site for archives in the greater London area.
Archives site for library system of Wales.
Repository of United Kingdom publications and manuscripts located in London.
Research library at University of Oxford.
Aggregate search site for libraries and centers at University of Cambrdige.
Archive specializing in social history and the history of everyday life.
Aggregate site for research libraries and manuscripts collections regarding missionaries.
National Archives of the United Kingdom located in Kew.
National Archives of Scotland located in Edinburgh.
Maritime museum and research center located on grounds of Royal Observatory, Greenwich.
Archives of Northern Ireland located in Belfast.
Center for research in the famous family’s collections.
15. Royal Society
World’s oldest continuous scientific society and library.
Women’s history library featuring rare books, manuscripts and pamphlets.
National Archives of Australia located in Canberra.
National archives and library system of Canada.
Link to Hong Kong’s Public Records Office.
National Archives of India with centers in Bhopal, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar and Pondicherry.
Library and research center focusing on the Indian independence movement.
National Archives of Ireland located in Dublin.
National Library of Ireland located in Dublin.
National Archives of New Zealand located in Wellington.
National Archives of Singapore.
National Archives of Sri Lanka located in Colombo.
National Archives of South Africa located in Pretoria.
Collection of legal documents from the UK National Archives displayed by the O’Quinn Law Library at the University of Houston.
Institute of Historical Research site that contains primary and secondary source text from the medieval to modern periods.
Searchable collection of Booth archive at London School of Economics.
British Home Office database of convicts transported to Australia.
Digitized versions of over 6,000 letters from Charles Darwin’s collection.
Digitized version of survey initiated by William the Conqueror.
Over 100,000 digitized books from medieval and early modern England.
Online collection of Chaucer’s writings.
Official reports of debates in the Houses of Parliament.
Online collection of primary sources from medieval Europe for use in teaching.
Online collection of primary sources from modern Europe and America for use in teaching.
Facsimile and search options for several periodicals including Unitarian Chronicle and English Woman’s Journal.
Publication of the Society for Diffusion of Useful Knowledge aimed at the working class during the 1830s.
Online collection of proceedings from London court.
15. UK Press Online
Archive page for British tabloids, including the Daily Express, Daily Mirror and Daily Star.
Chronological outline of developments in British social policy.
Online forum concerned with history from 1660 to 1830.
Links page to web resources on the eighteenth century.
Online database of British census reports, including birth, marriage and death rates.
Institute of Historical Research site for special issue journals on specific topics ranging from “Welfare” to “Empire.”
Online narrative site that studies the history and culture of the subcontinent.
Online bibliography of primary and secondary sources for late Victorian and Edwardian politics.
Project examines the influence of South Asians on Britain’s literary, political and cultural life.
Online encyclopedia and resource page for study of slavery, abolition and emancipation.
Resource site for study of workhouses and Poor Law.
Online narrative and resource site for study of slave trade.
Online tutorial for students.
Links page for bibliographies and online sources in Victorian Studies.
Indiana University’s digital collection of poems, novels, and pamphlets written by Victorian women.
Online collection of famous journalist.
Online finding aid and resource site for the history of women in Scotland.
Blog featuring transcripts of letters by a First World War British soldier.
18. 1911 Census
Online version of Britain’s 1911 census.
Diary of John William Milne of the Gordon Highlanders.
Database of British slave-owners in the Caribbean.
University College Cork site providing text and pictures for the study of Irish history.
Guide to explorers of the early modern period.
Geographic based search engine that can provide all historic images and statistics of a specific location available on the web.
Over 30,000 images from BL collection, including books, manuscripts and books.
Massive collection of radio and television broadcasts, including cinema newsreels and television broadcast schedules.
Computerized video of interior and exterior of the now gone Crystal Palace exhibition center.
Online gallery of medieval buildings in modern Britain.
Pictures of Queen, family, and court.
Cambridge University Library collection of images from Empire.
Assistant General Editor Robert Whitaker compiled this list for us.