Daily Herald Archive

The Daily Herald

The Daily Herald Archive contains all of the photographic prints and negatives created by the newspaper's in house picture library to illustrate and accompany articles in the newspaper. The photographic prints in the collection are often annotated on the reverse with text from the accompanying article and/or the name of the photographer or picture agency the image was sourced from. The collection also contains a number of contact sheets and prints. There is also a small amount of paper-based materials, including some example copies of the Daily Herald and day books logging the jobs undertaken by the paper's in house photographers.

The archive offers a photographic record of local, national and international events spanning fifty years. It is particularly rich in 1920s and 1930s photojournalism covering such major events as the Spanish Civil War, the rise of fascism, the Abdication crisis, the General Strike and hunger and unemployment marches; and important personalities such as Hitler and Churchill. The archive also strongly represents the monarchy, politics, sport (especially horse racing), the arts and entertainment, science and industry.

The archive does not contain the accompanying copies of The Daily Herald featuring the photographs - copies of these can be found at The British Library in London.


3.5 million individual items
Access is given in accordance with the NSMM access policy. Material from this collection is available to researchers through the museum’s Insight facility.
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