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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.

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