London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Archives

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Archives

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Archives

The Archives hold documents, letters, photographs, maps, publications and objects relating to tropical and infectious diseases and public health issues. Collections date from the mid-nineteenth century.

The Archives also includes material on the history and development of the School since its foundation in 1899. A large number of the School’s archive collections are now accessible via the archive on-line catalogue.

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  • Visiting the Archives
  • Archives opening hours

    Monday to Friday 10am-4.30pm. (closed 1pm-2pm)

    Access to the archives is by appointment only. Please contact us to plan your visit.

    Registering to use the archives

    All researchers must complete and sign a registration form which signifies their agreement to abide by the archive rules. You will also need to provide proof of identity bearing your signature eg a passport or debit card.

    Access Restrictions

    Every attempt will be made to provide access to the School’s collections, but there may be occasions when some material may be exempt on grounds of confidentiality, restricted access conditions or for conservation reasons. In most cases, researchers should be made aware of these restrictions by the Archive Service before they visit the archives.


    The Archive Service will answer simple enquiries by email, telephone or letter. It is not possible to undertake lengthy or complex enquiries on the behalf of researchers. If you have a query of this nature we will usually suggest that you either visit in person or hire a professional researcher to undertake research on your behalf.


    Tel: 0207 927 2966

    • Guidelines for using the archives
    • Photocopying policy
    • Digital camera policy

Contact: 0207 927 2966,

Image Credit: Anne Koerber/LSHTM