Empire Studies

Research Source

Empire Studies offers a rich array of sources for the study of the British Empire.

The collection includes material on British colonial policy and government; perspectives on life in British colonies; the relationship between gender and empire; race; and class.

Sources include government and official records, personal papers and diaries, rare periodicals, and conference proceedings.

Key Data


  • 2019

Period Covered

  • 1930-1955


  • British Empire
  • Industry and empire
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Suffrage and women’s rights
  • Policy and governance
  • Colonial life
  • Convict transportation
  • Travel writing

Material Types

  • Government files
  • Personal writings, diaries and journals
  • Correspondence
  • Conference proceedings
  • Rare books
  • Periodicals