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Rothschild Archive Library

The Library collection

The collections of The Rothschild Archive include a large number of books, articles, pamphlets and other works, grouped together in The Rothschild Archive Library. The Library collection kept in the Reading Room includes books (mostly twentieth century and modern works), research theses and offprints of articles, pamphlets and magazines. The accessioned archive collection includes some older and rarer volumes, magazines, pamphlets, and press cuttings. These items bear an Archive accession number, and are formally considered part of the Archive collection. The Reading Room Library is available for reference by registered Rothschild Research Forum members visiting the Reading Room, and Rothschild staff. It is reference library only; no items may be removed or lent on long-term loan.        

History of the Library collection

The Reading Room Library contains books acquired over many years from a variety of sources. Most originate in the library collection of the former Archive Department, N M Rothschild and Sons Limited, or the NMR Library and Information Department and these were gifted to the Archive when The Rothschild Archive Trust was created in 1999. Other items have been purchased, or gifted to the Archive by publishers and authors who have used the Archive collections in the preparation of their works. 

Library classification

The Rothschild Archive Library is arranged into the five sections below. For further information about these collections see the links to the left. Researchers may request that searches of the catalogue of the Reading Room Library may be made by the Archivists on their behalf.

  • Accessioned Books
  • Accessioned Magazines
  • Accessioned Pamphlets
  • Accessioned Press Cuttings
  • Reading Room Library