Subject Strength: Local History

Alnwick Union Workhouse Archive

A report, evidence and witness statements related to charges of corruption and misappropriation brought against the Master of the Alnwick Union Workhouse (1851 - 1859).

Baker Brown (Thomas) Archive

Material relating to Thomas Baker Brown, a soldier who fought in World War I and was taken prisoner of war in Germany in 1918.

Bell (John and Thomas) Archive

Printed and manuscript items collected by John (1783-1864) and Thomas (1785-1860) Bell. This collection is a good resource for local history.

Bell-White Collection

Printed and manuscript items collected by John (1783-1864) and Thomas (1785-1860) Bell. Focuses on local history and is a good resource for local political history.

Burman-Alnwick Collection

Chiefly a local history collection, containing books, pamphlets, broadsides and other material printed in Alnwick 1700-1917, such as The Alnwick Mercury.

Burns Dick (Robert) Archive

Photographs, papers and documents relating to architect Robert Burns Dick (1868-1954) who had sizable influence in the North-East of England.

Clarke (Edwin) Local Collection

Local history collection, featuring documents such as 19th century poll books, which is strong in the literature of the region too with titles like T. Wilson's The Pitman's Pay.

Hair (Thomas) Illustrations

A small collection of black and white photographic reproductions of Thomas Hair’s watercolours, depicting the mining industry in the North East. The collection consists of 41 illustrations.

Hodgkin (Thomas) (Historian) Archive

The personal archive of historian Thomas Hodgkin (b.1831 - d.1913).

Joicey Coal Mining Archive

Material relating to the James Joicey mining company, and its successor bodies, which operated several collieries in the West Durham coalfield.

Local Illustrations

Collection dates from the 18th and 19th Centuries, depicting a variety of local scenes and structures, such as schools, hospitals, residences, castles and churches.

Loebl (Herbert) Archive

This archive contains the business and personal records of local industrialist Herbert Loebl.


Includes Ordnance Survey 1st edition 1-inch maps of England and 6-inch maps of Northumberland, plus a number of historic maps of Newcastle, the North East of England and other areas.

Northumberland Handicrafts Guild Archive

Comprises annual reports of the Northumberland Handicrafts Guild 1900 - 1937, constitutional and accounting material, committee minutes, press cuttings and material related to its members.

Randell (Professor Brian) Archive

This archive relates to Professor Randell's professional and academic associations in the field of computing science throughout his career.

Trevelyan (Walter Calverley) Archive

The personal archive of Walter Calverley Trevelyan (1797-1870).

University Archives

Contains material published by Newcastle University and its predecessors, including Annual Reports, Senate and Council minutes and departmental publications.

White (Robert) Archive

The Robert White Papers contain assorted manuscripts and printed ephemera, as well as White's correspondence.

White (Robert) Collection

A rich source of literature as well as being strong in ecclesiastical and local history such as James Raine's writings on local history and antiquities.

Williams (Ethel) Archive

Ethel Williams was Newcastle's first female doctor, a suffragist and a pacifist. Her collection includes correspondence, photographs and objects related to her medical practice and the suffrage movement.