Useful links

Please note that the CAS has no formal affiliation with any of these institutions, organisations or societies and accepts no responsibility for the content of any external links.

Catholic Archives

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The Archdiocese of Birmingham Archive

Canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre

Daughters of Wisdom

The Douai Library and Archive:

Jesuits in Britain

Hexham & Newcastle Diocesan Archives

Leeds Diocesan Archive

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Archives

Middlesbrough Diocesan Archives

Nottingham Diocesan Archives

Plymouth Diocesan Archives

Salford Diocesan Archives

Southwark Diocesan Archives

Westminster Diocesan Archives or

Vatican Archives

Reference sites

Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales:

Conference of Religious (COR):

The Religious Archives Group:

Networking Archives and Libraries in the Catholic Church (NALCC) project

Catholic National Library:


Special interest sites

The Catholic Record Society:

The Catholic Family History Society:

English Catholic History Association:

History of Women Religious in Britain and Ireland:

Jiscmail email information and communication lists

ARCHIVES-NRA (UK discussion list for archivists, conservators and records managers):

Microfilm and digitisation services

House of Images

University of Southampton Library Digitisation Unit:

Publicly funded archive-specific organisations

The National Archives:

The National Archives of Scotland:

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland:

National Library of Wales:

The ARCHON Directory (contact details for record repositories in the United Kingdom):

Professional societies for archivists and records managers

The Archives and Records Association:

The Information and Records Management Society:

Preservation and conservation (advisory)

The Preservation Advisory Centre:

Icon (Institute of Conservation)

The Conservation Register (listing professionally qualified conservators-restorers in the UK and Ireland)


Preservation and conservation (commercial)

The National Conservation Service:

Preservation Equipment

Conservation By Design

Harwell Document Restoration Services