The Queen Square Archives and Rare Books collections are housed in and managed by the Queen Square Library. The combination of the Library & Archive collections are a unique resource of international significance.
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.
“… a fabulous archive – a little gem – a goldmine for research"
“..This is a superb, unique archive with excellent staff, providing a highly professional service – a joy for any researcher. This will now be my first resource for neurological history.”
““The whole team … went above and beyond what I expected of them… generally making my life easier.”
Available to purchase online with all proceeds of sales going to the National Brain Appeal.
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The UCL Queen Square 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 UK 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.