Links to online resources for the roads and road transport researcher and historian:

  • a2a – Access to Archives – online catalogue of all English and Welsh archives except the National Archives.

  • Archives Hub – national gateway to descriptions of archives at UK universities and colleges.

  • Archives in London and the M25 area – AIM25 – online access to collections of universities, colleges, learned societies within the M25 area.

  • British Library – national library and major repository for material published in the UK and Ireland, including books, periodicals, maps, Parliamentary papers, patents.  Integrated Catalogue

  • Copac – union catalogue – access to the merged online catalogues of the major UK national and university libraries.

  • Coventry Transport Museum – substantial technical and photographic records relating to the motor industry in the West Midlands. RRTHA Corporate Member.

  • Historical Directories – University of Leicester – digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919.

  • London Metropolitan Archives – records of London Transport and predecessors, maps, directories, books, photographs on the London area.

  • London School of Economics – British Library of Political and Economic Science, which includes significant transport-related content – library catalogue.

  • London Transport MuseumLibrary contains major collection of books etc.  relating to London Transport and constituents. RRTHA Corporate Member.

  • The National Archives (formerly Public Record Office) – principal archive of Government records, including the former British Transport Historical Records Library.

  • National Tramway Museum – The John Price Memorial Library contains books, periodicals, etc on public passenger transport history, in particular, street tramways. Online-searchable library databases  RRTHA Corporate Member.

  • Omnibus Society – Library and Archive – books, periodicals, Traffic Commissioners’ Notices & Proceedings, the National Timetable Collection etc

  • Scottish Archive Network – SCAN – online catalogue of 52 archives in Scotland.

  • Scottish Transport Studies Group – The aims of STSG are “to stimulate interest in, and awareness of, the transport function and its importance for the Scottish economy and society: to encourage contacts between operators, public bodies, users, academia and other organisations and individuals with interests in transport in a Scottish context; to issue publications and organise conferences and seminars related to transport policy and research.”

  • University of Warwick Modern Records Centre – includes substantial records on the history of industrial relations and industrial politics at national level, and  motor and related industry records.

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