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Guide to material held at Hull History Centre, arranged by theme, creator and document type

Archive Collections at HHC


Hull History Centre holds thousands of archival collections.

This guide allows you to browse the collections by research theme, creator and document type, and provides links to online catalogue descriptions for further information.

Under each of these main headings you will find further pages, each exploring a different research theme, creator or document type. Each of these pages can be downloaded as a PDF guide.

Hull History Centre's online catalogue

You can use the catalogue to search our holdings and to find out more about the collections discussed in this guide.

Hull History Centre catalogue

If you wish to look up any of the collections mentioned in this guide, enter the reference number into the 'Reference No' search field in the 'Advanced Search' option. You will need to remove all spaces from the data you enter, i.e. 'U DCL' must become 'UDCL'.

If you require any further advice on History Centre holdings, the Hull University Archives team are happy to help in any way they can. Questions should be sent to

Visit Hull History Centre

In order to access any of the material mentioned in this guide, you will need to visit Hull History Centre.

The building is on Worship Street, which is behind the Hull New Theatre and opposite the Old English Gentleman pub.

Opening hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9.30-17.30, and every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 9.00-16.30.

You can pre-order up to 5 items by calling 01482 317500 or emailing At least 48 hours advanced notice is required to pre-order material.