Welcome to our research resources page. 

Over the years, plenty of books and articles have been written that may help your research into the University, its people and its history. Most are available in the reading room, but you might also be able to find them in your local library, or even buy a second-hand copy. 

There are other resources available online, some via the University, and some via other platforms and organisations. 

If you are aware of anything we don’t have listed, please let us know! 

Printed Material

Online Resources

Reports to the Court of Governors are available via the Internet Archive. 

They are available between October 1916 - October 1950, are searchable and contain reports from each academic department, as well as the library, halls of residence, etc., and pass lists of students.  

Earlier and later volumes are available at the Archives. 

University College of Wales students registers 1872-1908 entry are in our manuscript volumes: 










1908 (up to admission in September 1909)  

Later student records are available at the Archives. 

 Colin Fletcher’s article about images in The College By The Sea  

Welsh Journals Online, specifically, the University College of Wales Magazine, 1878-1903  

Welsh Newspapers Online, 1804-1919

Social Media

Aberystwyth University Archives @AberUniArchives  

Archifdy Prifysgol Aberystwyth @ArchifPrifAber 


Useful links

National Library of Wales - Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru  

Ceredigion Archives - Archifdy Ceredigion - The online catalogue of archaeology, buildings, industrial and maritime heritage in Wales 

University of London Students 1836-1939 | Senate House Library | University of London - To search for Aber students studying for University of London degrees.