Regional Resources

# Namesort descending City Country Description Region Period
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
26 Historical Archives of the European Communities Italy

Contain the records of the European Communities of the 20th century.

General Europe, Italy modern
27 Historical Research in Europe

An extensive collection of archive websites, searchable by country and keyword

General Europe, Baltic States, Benelux, British Isles, Central Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Russia & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Southeastern Europe modern, early modern, medieval, ancient
28 Huntington Library San Marino United States

The Huntington Library contains excellent collections of European manuscripts, with particular emphasis on the British Isles, the Renaissance, and France.

General Europe, British Isles, France, Italy modern, early modern, medieval
29 Instituto Storico Italiano per il Medioevo Rome Italy

Contains a research library and reading room.

General Europe, Italy medieval
30 Italian Historical Institute for the Middle Ages

The Italian Historical Institute for the Middle Ages devotes its resources to the study of the medieval period.

Italy medieval
31 Jersey Library United Kingdom

The library of the Isle of Jersey

British Isles modern, early modern, medieval
32 Lewis Walpole Library United States

Collection of papers of Lewis Walpole, with excellent sources on 18th-century British history

British Isles early modern
33 Lichtenstein State Library Liechtenstein

The Lichtenstein State Library

Central Europe modern, early modern, medieval
34 Louis Notari Library Monaco

Louis Notari Library

France modern, early modern
35 Manuscripts and Special Collections Germany

Manuscripts and Special Collections, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Central Europe modern, early modern, medieval
36 Manx National Library United Kingdom

The National Library of the Isle of Man

British Isles modern, early modern, medieval
37 Mariehamm's Library Sweden

Located on the Aland Islands.

Scandinavia modern
38 Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania Lithuania

Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania

Baltic States modern, early modern, medieval, ancient
39 Matica Srpska Library

Matica Srpska Library

Southeastern Europe modern
40 National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina

National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Southeastern Europe modern, early modern
41 National and University Library of Iceland Iceland

Iceland's National and University Library

Scandinavia modern, early modern
42 National and University Library of Kosovo

National and University Library of Kosovo

Southeastern Europe modern, early modern
43 National and University Library of Slovenia

The National and University Library of Slovenia

Central Europe modern
44 National and University Library of the Republic of Srpska

National and University Library of the Republic of Srpska

Southeastern Europe modern
45 National and University Library St. Kliment Ohridski Skopje Macedonia

The National and University Library St. Kliment Ohridski is the National Library of Macedonia.

Southeastern Europe modern, early modern, medieval
46 National and University Library Zagreb

Croatia's national library, located in Zagreb.

Southeastern Europe modern, early modern
47 National Archives of Croatia

National Archives of Croatia

Southeastern Europe modern, early modern
48 National Archives of Estonia Estonia

National Archives of Estonia

Baltic States modern, early modern, medieval, ancient
49 National Archives of Finland Finland Scandinavia modern, early modern, medieval
50 National Archives of Hungary

The National Archives of Hungary

Central Europe modern, early modern

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