Local History

  • Maps The Record Office holds several series of Ordnance Survey maps from 1793 to 1973
  • Illustrations The Record Office holds several thousand illustrations of the Isle of Wight
  • Newspapers The Record Office holds a variety of newspapers for the Island between 1855 and 2009
  • Trade directories The Record Office holds copies of Trade and Street Directories dating from 1784 to 2007
  • Local studies collection The Local Studies Collection includes books, as well as some newspapers, journals, and more
  • Family History Collection The Family History Collection is mainly housed in the reference section in Lord Louis Library