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Birkbeck History (open access)

Images relating to the buildings, staff, students and important events in the history of Birkbeck College.

The Album of Mrs Birkbeck (open access)

A complete digitisation of Anna Birkbeck's 250 page album, rediscovered in the Birkbeck College archives.  The diary spans the years 1825 to circa 1862, and contains contributions from noted intellects of the day, including an unpublished poem by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, entitled The Death of Love.

The Album of Mrs Birkbeck: Individual Pages (open access)

Individual pages from Anna Birkbeck's album. The album is easier to search using this collection.

The Conservation of The Album of Mrs Birkbeck (open access)

A collection of photographs showing the conservation work done on Mrs Birkbeck's Album. The work was undertaken at Senate House Library, University of London, by Alexandra Bruce in 2011.

The Scrapbook of Mrs Birkbeck (open access)

A digitisation of Anna Birkbeck's scrapbook, rediscovered in the Birkbeck College archives.

The Scrapbook of Mrs Birkbeck: Individual Pages (open access)

Selected individual pages from the digitisation of Anna Birkbeck's scrapbook, rediscovered in the Birkbeck College archives.

Officers of Birkbeck College (open access)

This is a collection of portraits of the (past and present) Presidents, Principals, Masters and Secretaries of Birkbeck, University of London.

Garden History Online (log in required)

Over 1350 images of historical and contemporary gardens and parks around the world. All images contained in the collection are digitised slides from the former Central Slide Library at Birkbeck.

London Architecture Online (log in required)

Over 5500 images of London Architecture and urban spaces from the 16th to 21st centuries. Most images contained in the collection are digitised slides from the former Central Slide Library at Birkbeck.