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Our archives contain some of the earliest records relating to the history of higher education for women.

We hold institutional records of Bedford and Royal Holloway Colleges from the 19th century to the present day. We also have personal papers of prominent individuals with links to the Colleges as well as special collections, many of which relate to theatre history. A full list of our collections is available here or you can search the catalogue. Our rare book collections are searchable via the library catalogue.

Due to staff shortages the Archives are currently operating a reduced service from Wednesday 5th February 2020. The reading room opening hours will be Wednesday 9:30-1:00 and 2:00-4:30. Anybody wishing to use the archives should email with any enquiries. We will endeavour to respond within 10 working days.

Contact our archives

Phone: +44 (0)1784 443814

Postal address:

College Archives and Special Collections
Davison Building
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX


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