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Last Updated: 18 Oct, 2023     Views: 11

Archives are organised collections of records or documents that have enduring value and need to be preserved for future reference. In Brunel University’s case, these records preserve corporate memory. The type of records the archive holds include governance papers, personal papers, photographs, audio-visual material, maps and more.

Archives provide a crucial role in supporting research, education and historical understanding through primary source material that can be interpreted by academics, students and the general public. Through careful preservation, cataloguing and digitisation, archives contribute to the accessibility and long-term preservation of our university’s heritage.

You can find out more about our archive collections by searching our website Archives and Special Collections | Brunel University London or catalogue Home Page ( You can contact the archivists via with any queries or to make an appointment to consult the material.