UEA holds a wonderful range of collections which are rich in research potential. In the past, they have been used by broadcasters, such as Channel Four and the BBC, as well as by museums and galleries, academic researchers, students, writers, biographers and other organisations. 

Our most notable collections include the Zuckerman Archive (scientific and World War II history), the Kenney Papers (suffragette archives), the GS Callendar Archive and H Lamb Archive (environmental sciences) and the Pritchard Papers (modernist architecture). UEA also holds a range of impressive collections within the British Archive for Contemporary Writing


About our work with researchers, partners and collaborators

The archive is available to students, researchers and teaching staff as well as members of the public. We also work with heritage partners, writers and other institutions. 

We welcome approaches from researchers and visiting fellows at other institutions.

We encourage student research proposals, including postgraduate and postdoctoral research.

We also advise potential Visiting Archive Fellows and postgraduate research students and collaborators. 

Teaching with Archives and Special Collections

In our experience, students from a wide range of academic subjects greatly value the opportunity to work with our archives as primary research materials. 

We welcome groups of up to twenty students for tailored sessions and can provide support to tutors in identifying and presenting material that links either directly or tangentially to a module.


New additions to our collections

See 'Policies and Guidance' which sets out our future strategy with regard to developing collections.

Contact us for more information on any of the above: archives@uea.ac.uk