How to find archives elsewhere
The main resource for locating archives held in UK institutions is The National Archives 'Discovery' portal. This has replaced the National Register of Archives (NRA) and the Access to Archives (A2A) websites. Discovery holds more than 32 million descriptions of records held by TNA and by more than 2,500 archives across the UK. To search the former NRA, choose Advanced Search, then select the Record Creators tab.
There are also a number of other gateways to archives held in the UK and Ireland, including:
- The Archives Hub: catalogues of archives held at over 250 institutions in the UK.
- Archives Wales: collection-level descriptions of archives held by 21 Welsh institutions.
- Scottish Archive Network (SCAN): catalogues of archives held in more than 50 Scottish repositories.
- Research and Special Collections Available Locally (RASCAL): a gateway to research resources in libraries, museums and archives in Northern Ireland.
- AIM25: collection-level descriptions of archives held in over 100 higher education institutions, learned societies, cultural organisations and livery companies within Greater London.
- Janus: catalogues of archives and manuscript collections held throughout Cambridge.
- Location Register of English Literary Manuscripts and Letters: information about 20th-century manuscript holdings in British and Irish repositories relating to literary authors of all genres.