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Special Collections & Archives: University Archive

University Archive

The institutional archive of Queen's University Belfast comprises records pertaining to the history and development of Queen’s from its foundation as a Queen’s College in 1845 through to its establishment as an independent university in 1908 to the present day. See below for links to the Archive's digital resources. Visit the Special Collections & Archives webpages for additional information. 

University Archive Catalogue

Online University Archive Catalogue

The catalogue is structured to reflect the work of Queen’s College Belfast, the Queen’s University of Ireland, the Royal University of Ireland and the Queen’s University of Belfast.

Cataloguing of the Queen’s University Archive collection is ongoing and further descriptions of records in the collection will become available on a regular basis.


Queen's and World War One - Website


The impact of World War One on the Queen's University of Belfast was both significant and long-lasting. There were Queen's staff and students as well as members of the local community who joined the University's Training Corps and who fought in the war and Queen's buildings and playing fields were used for military training.

Visit the website.

Book of Remembrance

Queen's University of Belfast Book of Remembrance

In honoured memory of members of the University and its Training Corps and Air Squadrons who gave their lives in the World Wars.



Archive Photographs

British Universities Students' Congress, 1908

The Hamilton Gate Lodge, Queen's University Belfast

Queen's Gymnastics team, 1900

University Seal

Stained glass window, Lanyon Building


Archive Photographs

Digital Special Collections & Archives: Queen's Student Society Photographs

Digitised photographs of Queen's Student Societies are available online.


Contact Details

Special Collections & Archives

McClay Library | Queen's University Belfast | 10 College Park | Belfast | BT7 1LP

028 909706333 |

University Archivist: Ursula Mitchel |