University Archives

The University administrative archive forms the historical record of the University of Sheffield. It is made up of administrative records deemed worthy of permanent preservation and constitutes the corporate memory of the University.

The records reflect the development and achievements of the University from its constituent members – the Technical School, Medical School and Firth College, through to the creation of the University College in 1897 and the University of Sheffield in 1905. It is an important research resource for those interested in the history of the University, the wider local community and of Higher Education within the UK.

The archive is open to students and staff within the University and to external researchers. The opening times are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9.30am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm