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The University Archives Centre collects and makes accessible the institutional archives of London South Bank University (LSBU) and the institutions that it was amalgamated from. We hold material tracing LSBU’s history from its foundation as the Borough Polytechnic Institute in 1892 to the present day. We are an Accredited Archives Service.

Enquiries and Visiting the Archives

The University Archives Centre is open to all LSBU students as well as staff and external researchers and we welcome all research visits.

We are happy to answer enquiries on the history of the University and the items we hold, however we are unable to carry out extensive research. Please see our contact page for more information.

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Today is #NursesDay2022 and as well as LSBU having brilliant Nursing academics and students today, we also have a long history of training nurses! This photo is of trainee nurses in the 1920s, from one of the teaching hospitals that became part of Redwood College #HistNursing LSBUArchives photo
A couple of weeks ago we had an enquiry about whether or not a band played at the Polytechnic in 1971. We were able to confirm that they played here, and it turns out they've re-formed and are featured in a film at the BFI Flare Festival!
For #IWD2022 we wanted to talk a little bit about some of our early students and what we can find in the archives how how they #BreakTheBias