Answered On Last Updated: Aug 25, 2020

What are the Archives and Special Collections and how do I access them?

Special collections are collections of rare books, documents, and other historical or heritage items, normally held at a university or national library.

At Roehampton, the Archives and Special Collections consist of rare books, original documents and artefacts which support various teaching and research areas of the University. The collections relate to Friedrich Froebel and the kindergarten, Froebel College, Children's Literature and the children’s book author Richmal Crompton, Dance, and to a number of other areas including Religious Studies. The Archives and Special Collections are open for use to all students, staff and external visitors. Please contact us if you would like to use our collections, and see our Archives-related FAQs if you have any questions.