Archives Direct

Sources from The National Archives, UK

A suite of collections sourced from The National Archives, UK, the UK government's official archive.

With our digital scanning facility based permanently at The National Archives, UK, Adam Matthew Digital is able to offer a range of area studies and theme-based, self-contained collections, all made available through a single portal.

All Archives Direct collections are available to purchase individually, however a more rewarding user experience and greater research ability is achieved when searching across multiple collections.

These collections provide unrivalled information from the UK government's official archive.

Key Data

Products Include

Period Covered

  •  19th to 20th Century

Key Benefits

  • Access to a vast selection of primary source documents within a single user interface
  • Cross-searchable across collections, no need for multiple sign-ins
  • Theme-based to aid with navigation around the contents
  • Unbeatable value allowing institutions to obtain multiple titles and key primary source content in a single purchase

Source Archive

  • The National Archives, UK

Material Types

  • Diplomatic correspondence
  • Letters
  • Reports
  • Surveys
  • Material from newspapers
  • Statistical analyses
  • Published pamphlets
  • Ephemera
  • Military papers
  • Profiles of prominent individuals
  • Maps


  • Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Alcohol
  • Asian immigration to the UK
  • British diplomats
  • British withdrawal from Middle East
  • China and the Korean War
  • Chinese reunification in 1928
  • Civil rights
  • Culture
  • Domestic work
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Environment
  • Finance and commerce
  • Governmental changes and political movements
  • Health
  • Housing and education
  • Immigration to the United Kingdom
  • Industrial Development
  • International relations
  • Maternity and child welfare
  • Nuclear policy
  • Politics
  • Prohibition
  • Slavery and the slave trade
  • Social conditions
  • Trade
  • War in the Pacific
  • Women's organisations
  • World history