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Aberdeen University’s Special Libraries and Archives provides a unique and internationally significant range of printed, archival and other documentary sources for the benefit of the higher education community and beyond.

The richness of these collections extends across all the disciplines of the medieval and early modern university curriculum and across the European world of learning.

Major themes and subject areas within the archival and printed collections include:

  • Family, estate, and business papers relating to the North-East of
  • Hebraica and Judaica
  • Humanism and neo-Latin literature
  • Institutional history of King’s College, (founded 1495); Marischal College, 1593; University of Aberdeen, 1860)
  • Jacobitism
  • Law (and canon law)
  • Nineteenth-century literature
  • Science and medicine, from the Renaissance to the twentieth century
  • Scottish balladry and folksong
  • Scottish Enlightenment philosophy
  • Theology from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century







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