The University of Sussex Library is well resourced and we are fortunate in having a number of library holdings that are of special interest to historians.
These include the unique Mass-Observation Archive, which collects material about everyday life in Britain from the 1930s to the present day. You are welcome not only to study the Mass-Observation papers for your project or dissertation but also to contribute to the Archive yourself. There are over 60 other rich manuscript and archive collections relating mostly to 20th-century history and culture: these include the papers of the New Statesman, the papers of the Commonwealth Party, papers relating to the events of May 1968 in Paris, the papers of Rudyard Kipling, papers relating to the McCarthy period in the USA, the Bloomsbury collections (including the papers of Leonard and Virginia Woolf) and a rare collections of materials about the Paris Commune.
Please see the Special Collections website for further details.