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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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The bust of Joseph Lancaster would like to get out and help our new students, but sadly the T-shirt just won’t fit over his head.

If you’re new (or returning) to #LSBU in #WelcomeWeek and need help just ask someone in a purple T-shirt! https://t.co/KgmiiefGxN
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#ArchiveHoliday has got to #DreamArchiveDestination
Lots of places we’d like to go to, but the big dream is here - the revamped London Road building which includes our new archive and reading room!
Not too much longer til the dream is reality, we’ll keep you all posted. https://t.co/Xn1TIPlSKD
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#ArchiveHoliday this week is #ArchiveTourist so here are some of the Archivist's geekier holiday photos.
Dunedin in New Zealand, where they very nicely gave us a tour behind the scenes when we popped in to look at the exhibition. https://t.co/BmeuY57PnI
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