Our archive documents the history of Toynbee Hall from its Victorian beginnings, up to the present day. On this website you will find a selection of digitised items covering the whole of this period.
What the Toynbee Hall archive contains
- Annual reports
- Newsletters and other publications
- Minutes and administrative records
- Photographs of buildings, events and people.
- Publicity and campaigning materials.
How to access the physical archive
Our entire archive is held at London Metropolitan Archives. It is split across three collections:
Toynbee Hall’s research library will also reopen in 2020.
You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any research or copyright questions relating to Toynbee Hall’s archive. We are always happy to be in touch with people whose relations had a link with Toynbee Hall. We are also keen to receive copies of any academic writing that uses sources from our archive via this email address.
For research assistance, as a charity we do ask for a donation towards our work to tackle the causes and impacts of poverty on people and communities, here in East London, and further afield.