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Archives and Special Collections

Our brilliant archives feature a unique collection of papers and books and is open by appointment.

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UEA Library is home to a unique collection of archives and special collections including the British Archive for Contemporary Writing (BACW). The archive holds unique papers and books in special conditions to keep them safe. The archive is open to everyone by appointment, and you can use the archives for research, study or interest. Want to know more? Please contact us.

Discover UEA Archives

Opening Hours: 09:30-12:30 and 13:30-16:30 Monday to Thursday.

All enquiries and bookings

Sometimes we are out of the office teaching or collecting archive treasures, drop us an email with any questions and we will get back to you.

Introduction to UEA Archives and the BACW

Introduction to UEA Archive and Special Collections

How to Search Our Archive Catalogue

Dr Helen Busby

Dr Helen Busby

Archives Manager

Bridget Gillies

Bridget Gillies

Archives Assistant

Dr Jeremy Noel Tod

Dr Jeremy Noel Tod

Academic Director (BACW)

Contact Us


T: 01603 59 3491/3483


We are located on Floor 02 of UEA Library but please address all queries via email in the first instance, our Reading Room is open for pre-arranged appointments only.