Archive Centre

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The Archive Centre holds two types of documents:

  1. College Archives – the College's internal, administrative records:
  2. Modern Archives - the personal papers of former members and associated individuals.

The collections were given separate accommodation in the refurbished Library extension in 1992. They are currently accessed by visiting and local researchers more than 700 times a year.

Saltmarsh's Chapel book

Historian John Saltmarsh's detailed account the Chapel is now available for purchase. For details click here.



You can see some of the items in the archives in the Archive of the month, the Exhibitions Page, and the Tour of the College archives.

For a guide to using archives, please visit our 'Introduction to Archives: Rupert Brooke' website. The resource is intended for A-level students, as well as bright and motivated GCSE students, but may be of interest to anybody new to archives.

The conversion of our catalogues into electronic form is an ongoing process.  Finding aids are available online:

Naturally, good, old fashioned hard-copy catalogues of all the College and Modern Archives continue to be available in the Archive Centre reading room! The Archivist is happy to advise researchers on their contents – please see the contact details below.

Donations to assist with our conservation programme are always gratefully received. Find out how you can help preserve important records in the College Archives.

Contact details

Archive Centre
King's College
Cambridge CB2 1ST
Tel: 01223 331444
Fax: 01223 331891

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