The Archive and Special collections held by the Library cover:
modern British political, economic and social history
the history of the social sciences with particular reference to economics and social anthropology
the history of LSE
The material dates mainly from the last quarter of the nineteenth century to the present day.
Archives are the documents of individuals and organisations which are kept permanently because of their potential research value. They can be used for research purposes in essays, dissertations and theses.
Archives are listed on the archives catalogue and can be consulted in the Reading Room (see Reading Room Access). A growing number of the Library's archives are available online via the Digital Library.
If you can't find relevant archival sources at the Library, see our page on Locating Archives Outside LSE.
For latest news about archives and special collections, please see the Library's blog.