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Digital image collections

Digital library for the arts and sciences of 1.6 million images licensed for educational use
(access: On campus or via Raven authentication off campus)
Cambridge Digital Library
Collections of digitised images from the Library's own collections
(access: Unrestricted)
Cambridge University Library Digital Image Collections
Collections of digitised images from the Library's own collections
(access: Unrestricted)
logoEuropeana portal
Europeana enables people to explore the digital resources of Europe's museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections
logoBritish Cartoon Archive
Browse the largest online archive of cartoons in the UK
(access: Unrestricted)
logoUniversity of Exeter Digital Collection (Victorian culture)
Digital images of Exeter's most prestigious research collections, including over 2000 images showcasing Victorian culture
(access: Unrestricted)
logoFirst World War Poetry Archive
Preserving and sharing memories of the Great War through the words of its poets
(access: Unrestricted)
logoFreeze Frame: historic Polar images
Making historic Polar exploration resources accessible to all
(access: Unrestricted)
logoFürer-Haimendorf collection (tribal cultures in South Asia and the Himalayas)
The SOAS archive of Professor Christoph von F├╝rer-Haimendorf (1909-1995) includes photographs, cine film and written materials. It reflects his fifty years of scholarship and is widely recognised as the world's most comprehensive study of tribal cultures in South Asia and the Himalayas.
(access: Unrestricted)
logoImage Path (Virtual Pathology)
Digitisation of three collections of pathology slides held by the University of Leeds - The Matthew Stewart Collection, the Cancer Research Campaign Soft Tissues Sarcoma collection and early cases from the Pathology archive collection.
(access: Unrestricted)
logoJohn Johnson collection: an archive of printed ephemera
This collection provides access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Categories include Nineteenth-Century Entertainment, the Booktrade, Popular Prints, Crimes, Murders and Executions, and Advertising.
(access: Unrestricted)
logoMedieval Stained Glass in Great Britain (Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi )
The Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (CVMA) is the international research project dedicated to recording medieval stained glass
(access: Unrestricted)
logoPre-Raphaelite Online Resource
The resulting Pre-Raphaelite Online Resource provides provides full record information and allows users to examine images in great detail.  
(access: Unrestricted)
logoThe Serving Soldier
Online access to unique original documents and photographs held by the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives at King's College London
(access: Unrestricted)
logoThe Virtual Manuscript Room (Univ. of Birmingham)
The Virtual Manuscript Room (VMR) brings together digital resources related to manuscript materials
(access: Unrestricted)
logoA Vision of Britain
A Vision of Britain between 1801 and 2001, Including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions
(access: Unrestricted)
logoVisual Arts Data Service
AHDS Visual Arts collections form a body of digital materials covering all subject areas of the visual arts, from textiles to architecture, including their practise, study and curation.
(access: Unrestricted)


Sound Archives

logoArchival Sound Recordings service
Archival Sound Recordings provides free access for members of UK higher education to over 12,000 recordings (3,900 hours). Recordings may be downloaded or played online. A set of editing tools is provided for use with items in the collection.
(access: Raven password)
logoEast London Theatre Archive
Putting the spotlight on East End music hall heritage
(access: Unrestricted)
logoIndependent Radio News audio archive
From Callaghan to Thatcher, a contemporary audio archive from the only UK radio news archive outside the BBC
(access: Raven password)
logoMusicians of Britain and Ireland, 1900-1950
Showcase British and Irish performers recorded between 1900 and 1950, especially artists neglected by the newly-formed EMI after the merger of the Gramophone Co and Columbia in 1931
(access: Unrestricted)

Featured Items

Newton's early papers Newton's early papers via Cambridge Digital Library

Times South Window, St Mary, Castlegate via Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi