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British Stand-Up Comedy Archive
The British Stand-Up Comedy Archive celebrates, preserves, and provides access to the archives and records of British stand-up comedy and comedians.
British Cartoon Archive
The British Cartoon Archive is dedicated to the history of British cartooning over the last two hundred years.
The Muggeridge Collection was assembled by William and Donald Muggeridge, father and son. It is a unique collection of mill photographs dating from the early part of the 20th century onwards.
Papers of the Shirley Foundation
This archives contain papers relating to the projects funded by the Shirley Foundation, as well as material relating to the strategic direction, governance and administration of the Foundation, and includes both paper and digital files.
This collection covers many popular writers for the stage, stretching in period from the 18th century to the early 20th century. Its strength lies in its concentration on the popular: melodramas, tragedies, farces, and burlesques.
Queen’s Own Buffs Collection
This collection was the Library of the Regimental Association of The Queen’s Own Buffs, The Royal Kent Regiment. This Regiment was formed in 1961 by an amalgamation of the Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) and the Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment.
University of Kent Archive
The University of Kent Archive (UKA) is the repository for records created by the University’s central administration and other constituent parts of the University.
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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.