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Brunel Special Collections holdings include printed books, including rare books published before 1800, historic periodicals, manuscript materials, ephemera, images and maps. Collections strengths include social history, principally in our Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiography, and railway history.

Individual topic guides are available detailing materials in our collections on the First World War, Second World War and Women's History.

You can find out more about each of our Special Collections using the links below. For details of arranging to access them see Using Our Collections.

Our Collections

Other collections

Amanda Rohloff Moral Panics collection

D C Watt

Shakespearean Collections

For further details of the Brunel University Archives, including information about predecessor colleges, please contact the Archives directly.

Apart from the Gilbert Blount and Brunel photographs collection, archival collections relating to Isambard Kingdom Brunel are at the Brunel Institute in Bristol.