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*
Alan Francis Brooke ♦ Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George Cambridge ♦ Central British Fund for World Jewish Relief ♦ Clapham Maternity Hospital ♦ George Monck ♦ George Owen Rees ♦ Great Ormond Street Hospital ♦ Leonardo Bruni ♦ National Fire Service ♦ Robert Anthony Eden ♦ St Mary's Hospital ♦ University of Aberdeen ♦ University of Oxford ♦ Voltaire ♦ William Whiteman Carlton Topley ♦
Popular Subjects and Places*
Banns register ♦ Baptism registers ♦ Breweries ♦ Church of England ♦ Churchwardens ♦ Ecclesiastical parishes ♦ Family records ♦ Insurance services ♦ Learned societies ♦ Marriage registers ♦ Nonconformist chapels ♦ Parish councils ♦ Pharmaceutical industry ♦ Property owners ♦ Right to property ♦
* 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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