The Queen Square Archives and Rare Books collections are housed in and managed by the Queen Square Library. They comprise the archives belonging to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) and those of UCL Institute of Neurology (IoN), plus over 3,000 rare books. You can explore catalogued items and digitised versions of some the archives on this site and find out more about the collections and how you can access them using the links above and below. Additional un-catalogued archives and images are held. The combination of the Library & Archive collections are a unique resource of international significance.
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The UCL Institute of Neurology and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in combination form a national and international centre at Queen Square for teaching, training and research in neurology and allied clinical and basic neurosciences. More about the NHNN and ION.
The Queen Square Archive and web site were initially established by Louise Shepherd (Head of the Queen Square Library and Archive, 1993-2012).
Support for the archives. The refurbishment of the library, and creation of the museum, archive and website were generously funded by the Brain Research Trust and the National Brain Appeal. Cataloguing, preservation and digitisation are being supported by a grant from the Wellcome Trust. We are grateful to UCL Library Services Special Collections for allowing us to use their CALM system for cataloguing the archives. The Library is jointly funded by the IoN and NHNN.