Archives Direct (National Archives online) : trial extended until 31 July 2020

University of Cambridge members now have access until 31 July 2020 to Archives Direct, via this link:

Access is available via the link in the Cambridge Libraries A_Z of eresources.


Archives Direct is a suite of collections sourced from The National Archives, Kew, the official archive of the United Kingdom. Containing diplomatic correspondence, letters, reports, surveys, material from newspapers, statistical analyses, published pamphlets, ephemera, military papers, profiles of prominent individuals, maps and many other types of document, it consists of the history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from the British state’s point of view — from the collection website

Apartheid South Africa

Confidential Print: Africa

Confidential Print: Latin America

Confidential Print: Middle East

Confidential Print: North America

Foreign Office Files for China

Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan

Foreign Office Files for Japan

Foreign Office Files for the Middle East

Foreign Office Files for Southeast Asia

The Nixon Years

Women in The National Archives, Kew


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