Some highlights from our fantastic collections.
The British Cartoon Archive is dedicated to the history of British cartooning over the last two hundred years.
The British Stand-Up Comedy Archive celebrates, preserves, and provides access to the archives and records of British stand-up comedy and comedians.
An extensive collection of over 2,000 works on the history of science and technology, published between 15th to 20th century and deposited by Dr. R.E.W. Maddison (1901-1993).
The UK Philanthropy Archive was established at the University of Kent in 2019 to collect, preserve and provide access to archives relating to philanthropy in the UK.
The personal music hall collection of Max Tyler (1933-2018), archivist and historian of the British Music Hall Society. Contains books, ephemera, research notes, and audio-visual recordings relating to the British Music Hall tradition.
A collection of artists' books made by a number of artists originally for the exhibition 'Prescriptions' at the Beaney House of Art & Knowledge in Canterbury between April and September 2016.
Artwork, files and related documents from the studio of cartoonist Carl Giles (1916-1995).
We work in partnership with both Canterbury and Rochester Cathedral to develop access to our collections, and encourage community engagement across these sites.
We have a formal partnership agreement with Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library Service.