The Archives & Special Collections at the SOAS Library specialises in the collection of archives, manuscripts, and rare books relating to Africa, Asia, the Middle East and beyond. 

Broadly speaking, our collections reflect the British interaction with Africa and Asia over the last 250 years.  They include archives of missionary societies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as well as campaign groups and business organisations.   Collections include papers of individuals, including diplomats, campaigners, and academics. 
Digital collections also include a collection of Islamic Manuscripts.