Special Collections at Brunel University London is home to a wide range of both printed and archival collections.
Why use Special Collections?
Delving into the sources in Special Collections can take your research (whether for an undergraduate essay or dissertation, to postgrad work) to the next level by making it more original, as well as helping you to develop your research skills.
Recent topics that people have researched using Special Collections include:
- London during the First World War
- Communists in the 1920s and 1930s
- Clothing of the poor
- Perceptions of fascism in the inter-war period
- Feminism under Thatcher
- Colonial and post-colonial writers at the BBC
- Presentation of women in the media
- Feminism in the US in the 1950s
Find out about our collections:
Special Collections is home to a huge array of material that can support your research. You can find out more by using our A-Z list of collections, or consulting our Special Collections guide, where we’ve highlighted collections of particular interest to English or History students.
Contact the Special Collections Librarian if you need help finding suitable material.
If you are looking for collections beyond Brunel you will find a list of resources on our guide.
Using Special Collections
Our collections are kept on closed access, so you will need to make an appointment to come and see them. If you haven’t used Special Collections or archival material before there is a guide on our blog.