Visits to the Archives are supervised, and are available to University of Roehampton students, staff and external visitors by appointment only. Please email Archives@roehampton.ac.uk to make arrangements prior to your visit. Due to ongoing restrictions we can only accept individual appointments and cannot accommodate group bookings.
Before visiting the Library please ensure you have your: University ID Card (UoR students and staff) / other form of ID for external visitors and face covering (unless you are exempt from wearing one).
Please check the Covid-19 Guide to Using the Library as requirements may change in line with Government and University guidance.
The Foyle Special Collections & Archives consist of rare books, original documents and artefacts which support various teaching and research areas of the University of Roehampton.
The collections relate to Friedrich Froebel and the kindergarten, Froebel College, Children's Literature and the children’s book author Richmal Crompton, Dance, and to a number of other areas including Religious Studies.
The Foyle Special Collections & Archives are located on the second floor of the University Library.
The greatest cause of damage of library and archive collections is incorrect handling. We believe that your care and awareness will contribute to continued preservation and access to the archival documents. Correct handling is largely common sense, but here are a few things to remember:
The Archivist is always at hand to answer any questions you may have in relation to handling or other queries. Just ask!
Archival material is subject to the Copyright, Designs and Patent Act 1988 and researchers must comply with regulations laid down in the Act. Copies of archival material are made available for private research only.
Copying can be carried out by archive staff only. Copying may not be allowed if there is a risk of damage to the item, or for any reason deemed appropriate by the Archivist. Photocopies are free of charge, and an hourly fee will apply for a digital scanning service.
Digital cameras and personal scanning devices may be used at the discretion of the Archivist.
When citing material in publications please ensure the source is referenced correctly.
Researchers must seek written permission from the Archivist when an item is intended for public use, e.g. for book and electronic publications or broadcasting.
You must identify the source as the Archives and Special Collections and include the reference number of the item.