Explore our unique collections, with particular strengths in theatre, stand-up comedy, political cartoons and the history of science. We hold material dating from the medieval and early modern era, through to modern times.

Use the table below to browse our collections. 

  • Where a collection forms part of a larger thematic collection (such as the British Cartoon Archive), we have included the parent collection in the right-hand column. 
  • To change the sorting of either column, just click on the column header. 
  • Use the search box to filter the list.

Our collections

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