Welcome to Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library
Here you can consult archives, manuscripts, photographs, maps, audio-visual material and rare books relating to Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and beyond.
Broadly speaking, our collections reflect the British interaction with Africa and Asia over the last 250 years, and include archives of missionary societies, NGOs and campaign groups, and business organisations, as well as papers of individuals, including diplomats, campaigners, and academics.
- Listen to our Introduction to Archives & Special Collections podcast (mp3 audio file)
Search the SOAS Archive Catalogue
Search for archives, manuscripts, and other primary source material held by SOAS Library
- Archives and Special Collections Christmas and New Year closure
- New exhibition - 'The Life and Afterlife of David Livingstone: exploring missionary archives'