In general, an advanced catalog search using various terms relating to British history in the subject field, limiting to location="Special Collections" will return catalog records for most of the library’s holdings in this area. In addition, a number of collections in this area have searchable finding aids
For general information about finding materials in the library's collections and how you can use them, requesting permission to reproduce, or other information as well as reference questions about the holdings in this area:
The holdings in this area focus in general on British History and more specifically on the British Commonwealth and colonial history. Manuscript holdings from Great Britain and the British colonies/Commonwealth date from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries. They represent many aspects of British life, including political, military, diplomatic, economic, social, and naval affairs. Printed materials include political tracts from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries, and almanacs, travel accounts, trade directories, military manuals, and maps from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Also includes British materials relating to religion and literature.
Note that this guide does not include all the British holdings - you should also consult the catalog and the staff in Rubensteing Library.
Current collecting emphasis is on British contacts with North and South America, to British associations with South Asia, Africa and the African diaspora, especially African Americans, and to British women.