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Collections and catalogues

Raleigh bicycle poster, 1950s [DD/RN/4/18/74]

Nottinghamshire Archives holds more than 4 million documents.

Documents are grouped together according to the person or organisation that created them. A group of documents is called a collection.

So that depositors, archives staff and researchers know what is held at the Archives, we compile lists or catalogues of the documents in each collection.

Summary guide to archive holdings

Each collection of documents held at Nottinghamshire Archives is grouped together into one of 20 archive groups.

Prints and illustrations

Prints and illustrations
17th century - 20th century


New additions

Nottinghamshire Archives regularly receives new acquisitions of material throughout the year.

Online catalogue

A selection of our catalogues can now be searched online. To find out more and to start searching visit the Nottinghamshire Archives Worldwide website: nawcat.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/.

Only a small selection of our holdings are listed on the site. Find out which records are currently available in the online cataloguePlease note: no images of records appear in the catalogue.

If you find a description in which you are interested, you can access the record in the following ways:

A number of our catalogues are also available on the Discovery website: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk These catalogues are not yet available on the Nottinghamshire Archives Worldwide catalogue. If you find a description on the Discovery website, you can access the record in the ways described above.

Lists of our catalogued collections are available in our public search room. 

Finding aids

Finding aids are available for different types of records. These provide overviews of what we hold for a particular type of document.

Reference library

The Reference library contains a wide range of printed books and other publications about Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

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