Libraries and Archives

# namesort descending City Country Description region(s) covered period(s) covered
1 Access to Archives United Kingdom

A database of archive record holdings

British Isles modern, early modern, medieval
2 Archives Nationales (English introduction) France

An English introduction to the French National Archives

General Europe, France modern, early modern, medieval
3 Archivo General de las Indias Spain

The Archivo General de las Indias (General Archive of the Indies) is an outstanding collection of manuscripts related to Spain's overseas expansion.

Iberian Peninsula modern, early modern, medieval
4 Austrian National Library Austria

The Austrian National Library.

Central Europe modern, early modern, medieval
5 Austrian State Archive (Österreiches Staatsarchiv) Austria

The Austrian State Archive (Österreiches Staatsarchiv).

Central Europe modern, early modern, medieval
6 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library New Haven United States

The Beinecke, Yale University's rare book and manuscript library, holds excellent collections of early modern and modern European manuscripts.

General Europe, British Isles, France, Italy modern, early modern, medieval
7 Bodleian Library, Oxford University Oxford United Kingdom

The Bodleian Library at Oxford University. A major research library with a world-class collection of manuscripts.

General Europe, Baltic States, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Russia & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Southeastern Europe modern, early modern, medieval, ancient, prehistorical
8 British Library London United Kingdom

The British Library, one of the world's leading research libraries

General Europe, Baltic States, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Russia & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Southeastern Europe modern, early modern, medieval, ancient, prehistorical
9 British Library, Manuscripts Division catalog London United Kingdom

The Manuscripts Division catalog for the British Library. Manuscripts include virtually all areas of research.

General Europe, Baltic States, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Russia & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Southeastern Europe modern, early modern, medieval, ancient, prehistorical
10 Cambridge University Library Cambridge United Kingdom

Cambridge University's library system

General Europe, Baltic States, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Russia & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Southeastern Europe modern, early modern, medieval, ancient, prehistorical
11 Center for Archives of the World of Work France

The Center for Archives of the World of Work

France modern, early modern
12 Center for Overseas Archives

The Center for Overseas Archives is a central French archive for France's colonies and overseas possessions.

France modern, early modern
13 Central National Library

Central National Library of Montenegro

Southeastern Europe modern, early modern
14 Centre for Kentish Studies Maidstone United Kingdom

The Centre for Kentish Studies. Manuscripts from local and personal collections relevant to the history of the county of Kent in southeastern England.

British Isles modern, early modern, medieval
15 Cyprus Library Nicosia Cyprus

Cyprus' central library.

Southeastern Europe modern
16 Danish Royal Library Denmark Scandinavia modern, early modern, medieval
17 Deutsches Museum Archive

The Deutsches Museum Archive

Central Europe modern
18 European Library The Hague Netherlands

The European Library is a consortium of the national libraries of Europe with an excellent collection of electronic catalogs and links to digital collections.

General Europe, Baltic States, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Russia & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Southeastern Europe modern, early modern, medieval, ancient, prehistorical
19 Folger Shakespeare Library Washington, DC United States

The Folger Shakespeare Library has strong collections in the Renaissance, and especially in early modern Britain.

General Europe, British Isles, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy modern, early modern, medieval
20 French National Archives France

The French National Archives

General Europe, France modern, early modern, medieval
21 German Federal Achives (Bundesarchiv) Germany

The German Federal Achives (Bundesarchiv)

Central Europe modern
22 German National Library Germany

The National Library of Germany, containing documents from 1913 to the present.

Central Europe modern
23 Helvetic Archives Switzerland

Archives relevant to Swiss history

Central Europe modern, early modern, medieval
24 Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Collegeville, Minnesota United States

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library is home to "the world's largest collection of images of manuscripts from Europe, Ethiopia, the Middle East, and India." Images are variously available on microfilm and in digital form. HMML is also home to a number of medieval manuscripts from Europe and beyond.

General Europe, British Isles, Central Europe, Italy, Southeastern Europe early modern, medieval, ancient
25 Historical Archive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Italy

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Historical Archive (Archivio Storico del Ministero degli Affari Esteri) contains documents relating to Italy's relations with foreign powers dating back to the 19th century.

General Europe, Italy modern

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