Special Collections and Archives
Students and staff talk about the inspiration they take from UAL libraries and archives. Filmed and edited by Nana Maiolini, 2016
The 6 Colleges of University of the Arts London are home to a wide range of archives and special collections.
More information about the collections held at the University can be found on the website for each College's special collections (links are given below). A number of the collections and archives held across the University are also listed on the University Archives and Special Collections online catalogue.
The collections include material relating to book art, film, fine printing, performance, product design, tailoring, typography and women's art. Resources are open to the general public. It is advisable to make an appointment before you visit using the contact email address or phone number of the site where the collection you wish to view is held.
An overview showcasing academic uses of archives and special collections at University of the Arts London is given in the following publication, available in both static and interactive PDF format.
- Academic uses of archives, museum and special collections, 2009-2013 (PDF 57KB)
- Academic uses of archives, museum and special collections, 2009-2013 (Interactive PDF 2KB)
The Library Services Archives and Special Collections Development and Management Policy is available below. For further information about this policy, please contact Sarah Mahurter, Manager, University Archives and Special Collections Centre firstname.lastname@example.org
Collections across the University
Along with the University Archives and Special Collections Centre, which contains collections focusing on film, art and design including the Stanley Kubrick Archive, UAL houses the following collections:
- Camberwell College of Arts
Collections focusing on illustration and design.
- Chelsea College of Arts
Collections focusing on contemporary and modern art and artists.
- Central Saint Martins Materials and Products Collection
A collection of materials focusing on current design and marketing trends.
- Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
A collection of staff and student work as well as the Teaching Examples Collection including early printed books, prints and illuminated manuscripts.
- London College of Communication
Collections focusing on typography, print, book arts and zines.
- London College of Fashion
Collections focusing on all aspects of fashion including advertising and garments.
- Wimbledon College of Arts
Collections relating to fine art and theatre design.
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