We hold a unique, internationally significant and continually expanding range of archival and printed sources. These resources are available for use by the staff and students of King’s, the wider academic community and any member of the public who has an interest in our holdings.
Archives acquire, preserve and make accessible the archives of the College, as well as organisations which it has founded, such as King's College Hospital, and with which it has merged. Also included are the research papers of former staff and students including Maurice Wilkins, Eric Mottram and Sir Charles Wheatstone. The Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives is a leading repository for research into modern defence policy in Britain. The core of this collection is the private papers of over 700 senior defence personnel who held office from 1900 onwards. The Archives total some 5 million documents.
The Foyle Special Collections Library houses some 170,000 printed works, as well as maps, slides, sound recordings and manuscript material. Its collections, built up over centuries by purchase, gift and bequest, contain many unique items and cover all subject areas, but they are particularly strong in medicine, science, voyages and travels, the history of Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean, European military and diplomatic history, the history of the British Empire, 20th century Germany and Jewish and Christian theology.
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