Available Materials

At the Expatriate Archive Centre you will be able to find diaries and journals, letters and emails, articles and essays, photos and scrap books, blogs and websites, audio and video files, tickets and invitations, as well as other documents describing the expatriate life. See full details and examples in our Collecting Policy.
Our current collection contains over 130 family archives dating back to the late 19th century, in nearly 20 different languages, representing 14 different nationalities and encompassing over 80 countries, plus supplementary material including organisational archives and other documentation.
All documents are sorted, catalogued and described individually, respecting the original source material. The records are registered in Adlib, the archival software that we use. To facilitate your research, we do our utmost to digitise the material we receive.
Currently, the collection can be accessed only at the premises of the Expatriate Archive Centre. The privacy of our donors is of great importance to us and you will therefore be requested to sign a researcher’s declaration before access can be granted.
To research our collection, please contact us.

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