Richard Burton Archives: home of Swansea University's Archive Collections

Research as art

Temporary change to the Richard Burton Archives service

In an effort to delay the spread of COVID-19 / coronavirus, the Richard Burton Archives will be closed to readers until further notice.

Staff are working remotely and will be able to respond to queries sent by email to

If anyone wishes to arrange a video meeting with a member of Archives staff, appointments can be conducted via a video link using Zoom.  To request this, please email  


The Richard Burton Archives is the corporate memory and archive repository of Swansea University and holds material of local, regional and national significance. The Archives selects, preserves and makes accessible to all the records of historical value created or acquired by the University. Through its holdings and the expertise of its staff the Archives actively supports the mission of the University to provide an environment of research excellence, to deliver an outstanding student experience with teaching of the highest quality, and to enrich the community and cultural life of Wales and beyond.

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