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Archives in London and the M25 area
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Interior of Victorian sewer, photographed in 1939. From the London Metropolitan Archives Photograph Library. Ref SC/PHL/02/ 0499. Copyright City of London: London Metropolitan Archives. Not to be reused without permission.Black and white photograph of a large quartz specimen taken at an unknown museum, by Ananda Kentish COOMARASWAMY, [1890s-1900s].  Coomaraswamy is pictured seated beside specimen wearing western clothes.LCC Council Chamber viewed from the east gallery, 1922. From the London Metropolitan Archives Photograph Library. Ref SC/PHL/02/0096. Copyright City of London: London Metropolitan Archives. Not to be reused without permission.
  1. London Metropolitan Archives: Interior of Victorian sewer, photographed in 1939. From the London Metropolitan Archives Photograph Library. Ref SC/PHL/02/ 0499. Copyright City of London: London Metropolitan Archives. Not to be reused without permission.
  2. Geological Society of London: Black and white photograph of a large quartz specimen taken at an unknown museum, by Ananda Kentish COOMARASWAMY, [1890s-1900s]. Coomaraswamy is pictured seated beside specimen wearing western clothes.
  3. London Metropolitan Archives: LCC Council Chamber viewed from the east gallery, 1922. From the London Metropolitan Archives Photograph Library. Ref SC/PHL/02/0096. Copyright City of London: London Metropolitan Archives. Not to be reused without permission.

About AIM25

AIM25 is an educational charity supporting the development of and public access to historical archives held in the London area.

Archives come in many forms, but include old photographs, diaries, maps, sound and film recordings and much more. They are usually unique and irreplaceable and tell many stories about the history of London and the world. Furthermore, many historic archives remain at risk, for example when the owners of collections move home, when buildings are cleared out prior to redevelopment or when organisations run out of space.

AIM25 provides online access to collection level descriptions from the archives of over one hundred and fifty higher education institutions, learned societies, local authorities, cultural organisations and livery companies within the region, for the purposes of research, teaching and public enjoyment.

This work is in progress - new data is always being added, so please visit often to see latest additions.

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