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Resources we hold at Northamptonshire Archives for academic and professional research

The Northamptonshire Archives understands the needs of teachers, students, university academics and professionals such as developers and planners and we have a passion for seeing our collections used to further knowledge and to help the county grow. 

We hold many estate collections, covering personal letters, diaries, estate management materials and more

We are lucky enough to hold extensive records of World War One tribunals which reveal details of businesses and social conditions of the period

The Northamptonshire boot and shoe industry collections are extensive.

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Education packs for schools are available in PDF format to support the National Curriculum (needs link to purchase page)

 Record office collections

​We have a full time professional digitisation service, so you can have a high resolution image of any documents you are researching in order to continue your studies away from the Archives.  Where copyright and ownership details allow, the rights to use images in publications or lectures can be granted for a small fee.

The Archives host History students from the University of Northampton each year. During their time with us, they learn about the workings of the Archive and how to use primary resources in their own research, culminating in an exhibition of their projects.

Whatever your sphere of academic or professional interest, talk to us about your needs and aims and let us see just how we can help you achieve your goals.  Each day more and more records are added to our online catalogue, to make planning your visit easier.

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