AIM25 is an educational charity supporting the development of and public access to historical archives held in the London area.
Archives come in many forms, but include old photographs, diaries, maps, sound and film recordings and much more. They are usually unique and irreplaceable and tell many stories about the history of London and the world. Furthermore, many historic archives remain at risk, for example when the owners of collections move home, when buildings are cleared out prior to redevelopment or when organisations run out of space.
AIM25 provides online access to collection level descriptions from the archives of over one hundred and fifty higher education institutions, learned societies, local authorities, cultural organisations and livery companies within the region, for the purposes of research, teaching and public enjoyment.
This work is in progress - new data is always being added, so please visit often to see latest additions.
Partners & Institutions
Over 100 institutional repositories currently participate in the AIM25 project : Click here for a full list.
Popular People and Organisations*
Dame Rebecca West ♦ George Monck ♦ Idi Amin Dada Oumee ♦ Israelitische Kultusgemeinde ♦ Leonardo Bruni ♦ MCC ♦ National Fire Service ♦ National Society for Women's Suffrage ♦ New Atlantic Telegraph Co Ltd ♦ Nobel Foundation ♦ Ordnance Board ♦ Parish of St Peter Cornhill ♦ Voltaire ♦ Yale University ♦ Youth Aliyah ♦
Popular Subjects and Places*
Antisemitism ♦ Banns register ♦ Baptism registers ♦ Breweries ♦ Falkland Islands ♦ Family records ♦ Insurance services ♦ Learned societies ♦ Marriage registers ♦ Parish councils ♦ Property owners ♦ Surbiton ♦ Third Reich ♦ Travel abroad ♦ Women teachers ♦
* These tag clouds represent the most popular searches within AIM25 during the past 14 days
Click here to see a selection of images from the AIM25 collection.
InforM25 - M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries
Click here to cross-search for archives and books held in London research libraries that are partners in AIM25
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