Special Collections and Archives

Pre-booked onsite access to archive collections is available.
To book an appointment, please contact Special Collections Administrator: Helen Burton - special.collections@keele.ac.uk
Archives Christmas closed dates - 
Thursday 21st December 2023 until Wednesday 3rd January 2024

We collect, preserve and provide access to a unique, eclectic and inspiring range of collections and archives, dating from the twelfth century to the present day, for the benefit of the Higher Education community and beyond.

Our holdings span some 1400 linear metres of manuscript, printed and pictorial material, which has been acquired by deposit, gift and purchase since the 1950s. Material relating to the history of North Staffordshire is a particular strength. In addition, we hold several important collections of personal and research papers, records relating to the history of the University, and a large archive charting the development of sociology in Britain.