REVIEWS

Find out why lecturers/professors, MA/PhD students and early career researchers are using Archive Mole.

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April 2022

"Recommend to any researcher in need!"

Matthew has been an absolute pleasure to work with. The materials were collected and sent to me quickly, he offered suggestions for the research itself and was always clear in his communications. Will certainly use again and recommend to any researcher in need!

Dr Conor Heffernan,

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

February 2022

"Easy, quick and efficient"

The Archive Mole was an amazing service, especially for someone like me in Australia so far from the British archives! It’s great value for money with a very kind rate for PhD students. The service was easy, quick and efficient. 100% would recommend.

Kate Rivington, PhD student
Monash University, Australia

November 2021

"An excellent option for scholars who cannot travel to the UK"

I needed some material from the National Archives and the National Maritime Museum, but was unable to travel during COVID restrictions. Archive Mole was an easy-to-use and efficient service that delivered photos of exactly the sources I needed. Communication from the service was clear and I knew what was happening every step of the way. This is an excellent option for scholars who cannot travel to the UK.

Academic from the USA

August 2021

"The value for money is without question"

I was in difficult situation for research for my thesis due to the travel restrictions. Archive Mole has proved to be a timely rescue that will allow my work to continue. Having this reliable service has saved me from a major delay completing my PhD. The materials I received have been complete and beautifully photographed. The service was also prompt, only delayed the restrictions imposed by the National Archives. I could not ask for a better service. The student discount was greatly appreciated and the value for money is without question. So reasonable in fact that I will continue to request the service to expand on my research. I have recommended Archive Mole to my colleagues as a lifeline to those of us who are prevented from visiting the U.K. Many thanks from a grateful customer!

Paul Mansell, PhD student
Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

July 2021

"The value for money is truly superb"

Archive Mole photographed hundreds of pages of documents for me at the National Archives in Kew. The pictures were high quality and, as important, the photographs meticulously labeled and sorted. Archive Mole's communication has been prompt throughout. The value for money is truly superb. I will be using this service again and have recommended it to my colleagues! I wish I'd known about Archive Mole at the beginning of graduate school!

Thomas Stephens, PhD student
Indiana University, USA

June 2021

"Efficient, courteous, and thorough"

Archive Mole provided an efficient, courteous, and thorough service in photographing dozens of documents for me at the National Archives at Kew. I appreciated especially the transparent and prompt updates on fulfilling my requests given the current COVID constraints on access to UK archives. The photos were easy to download and the quality is superb (better than my own photos from Kew!). Highly recommended!

Dr Nicholas Crawford, Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis, USA

March 2021

"Goes the extra mile"

Archive Mole offers imaging of consistently high quality, particularly by not taking the easy route when it comes to bound materials and simply copying openings rather than individual folios. Archive Mole also goes the extra mile when there are delays beyond its control.

Dr Mark Dawson
Australia

November 2020

"Efficient, professional, and seamless"

I have always done my own research, but in the middle of a pandemic with worldwide travel bans, this option was unavailable to me. With some hesitation, I approached Archive Mole to assist me in obtaining digital copies of material crucial to my current works-in-progress. The process was efficient, professional, and seamless. I'll definitely be relying on Archive Mole in the years to come -- and long after this pandemic is over!

Professor Kevin A. Morrison
Henan University, China

September 2020

"Very timely and professional"

Being unable, due to Covid-19, to travel to the UK to visit the National Archives to undertake research for my thesis, I was very grateful for the assistance that Archive Mole was able to provide me. The service provided by Archive Mole in locating, photographing and sending me digital copies of the materials I required was very timely and professional.

Alistair Scott, PhD student
University of Tasmania, Australia

April 2022

"The photographs were clear, well organized, and met my needs precisely"

The Archive Mole was invaluable in providing access to archival materials during a period in which travel is increasingly difficult and uncertain. The photographs they provided were clear, well organized, and met my needs precisely. I'm grateful for their help!

Professor Louisa Foroughi
Lafayette College, USA

January 2022

"This service has been a lifesaver"

This service has been a lifesaver, especially in the era of Covid-related travel restrictions. The photos were of an exceptional quality (far better than any archival photos I've ever taken) and they were turned around very quickly. I am so pleased with this and recommend it highly!

Professor Casey Schmitt
Cornell University, USA

October 2021

"Will use again and again"

As a historian working on the British Empire from Australia, Archive Mole proved a Godsend when I could not get to the UK and also funds from my grant were limited. Service and communication is excellent, and cost is undoubtedly value for money. Will use again and again.

Professor Andrekos Varnava
Flinders University, Australia

August 2021

"Archive Mole is phenomenal!"

Archive Mole is phenomenal! Professional and attentive to detail, Archive Mole provides exceptional support and is absolutely invaluable for academic research. I give Archive Mole my highest recommendation!

Academic from the USA

July 2021

"Lack of bureaucratic hassle and endless waiting"

The best part of Archive Mole is the lack of bureaucratic hassle and endless waiting you would usually face in order to get documents from any official archive. Archive Mole is very accommodative and gets works done at short notice. They have been a saviour in this pandemic. I needed critical documents (whose reference numbers I had) and AM got them to me at the right time - even sent me something extra that was not originally on the list, much like a friend would. Totally worth the price and great picture quality, manuscripts included.

Saumyashree Ghosh, PhD student
Princeton University, USA

June 2021

"Responsive, attentive to detail, and knowledgeable"

Sometimes there are just a handful of files that you could really use for your research but cannot afford a separate trip for. After years of wishing there was some service to deal with this issue, I ran across Archive Mole. I cannot recommend them enough. Having worked as a private research assistant doing this type of work in the past, I have been extremely impressed with how responsive, attentive to detail, and knowledgeable the experts at Archive Mole are.

Ben Van Zee, PhD student
University of Chicago, USA

December 2020

"The highest degree of care and professionalism"

Archive Mole's work for me was carried out with the highest degree of care and professionalism. It has been enormously useful for my research during the challenging conditions of the pandemic. I highly recommend Archive Mole's service to any and all researchers, and I will certainly be using the service again in the future!

David Lerer, PhD student
Columbia University, USA

November 2020

"The value for money is excellent"

This is a brilliant enterprise and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Communication was prompt, professional, and efficient. The value for money is excellent. The photographs of materials are clear and of a very high quality. I am beyond thrilled by this experience and would strongly recommend the Archive Mole to anyone, from PhD students to tenured members of staff.

Honey Dower, PhD student
University of Tasmania, Australia

August 2020

"Above and beyond the call of duty"

I am extremely impressed with the help provided by Archive Mole. I tried to be precise about where the document I needed was kept, but it turned out to be in a fairly large box. Photographing the whole contents was above and beyond the call of duty, and very gratefully appreciated. I would recommend this service to anybody, at any level of research.

​Dr Peter Blayney
University of Toronto, Canada

March 2022

"A pain-free, convenient service"

Archive Mole has been a life saver for my research. What was previously completely out of my reach was provided to me by Archive Mole in a pain-free, convenient service. I can not recommend them enough, and my thesis owes them a great debt.

Rachel Lansell, MA student
Monash University, Australia

December 2021

"I was deeply impressed with the quality of the files"

I am extremely grateful to Archive Mole for obtaining archival materials that I was unable to access from overseas. The responses were always prompt and professional. I was deeply impressed with the quality of the files, which were organized in a clear and easy-to-understand manner. I would highly recommend this service.

PhD student
Princeton University, USA

September 2021

"Opens up new possibilities for researchers with limited budgets!"

Archive Mole provides an EXCELLENT service! I live in the United States, and couldn't afford to travel to the U.K. to search through archives there. The Archive Mole visited the archives for me and photographed the documents I needed. I received the photos quickly, and all of the images were high-quality. I would not have been able to complete my project without the Archive Mole's help. It opens up new possibilities for researchers with limited budgets!

Academic from the USA

July 2021

"Steady and professional"

I have been grateful for the steady and professional way Archive Mole has assisted during a difficult research period. The images were clear and well-organized, and they arrived in a timely manner. Thank you for your excellent work!

Avigail Moss, PhD student
University of Southern California, USA

July 2021

"Quick responses and high-quality images"

Can expect quick responses and high-quality images. Very satisfied!

Heesoo Cho, PhD student
Washington University in St. Louis, USA

May 2021

"An academic saviour"

The Archive Mole can only be described as an academic saviour during a pandemic as I am unable to travel due to being subject to a travel ban. In undertaking a first history project which is completely reliant on archival records dispersed primarily in London and surrounds, my research would have ground to a halt without this assistance. The Archive Mole is a fantastic communicator, provides a quality and timely service all while navigating the challenges of periodic lock-downs and limited capacity archival access. I will be continuing to engage the Archive Mole and can highly recommend their range of services.

Fleur Goldthorpe, PhD student
Australian National University

December 2020

"I’d like to know your secret for freehand photography"

Thanks very much for these [photos]. They look great. I’d like to know your secret for freehand photography which is so regular I’d swear it was courtesy of a tripod, particularly when it comes to the behemoth with which you started!

Dr Mark Dawson
Australia

October 2020

"I'm delighted with the work"

I'm very delighted with the work of Archive Mole. I was worried at the beginning as it was my first time using such a service. After all, I had nothing to fear. I got what I wished for. Thanks for everything.

Leslie Sabakinu, PhD student
University of Wisconsin-Madison, US

August 2020

"I intend to use the service again soon"

Archive Mole promptly responded to my inquiry and was able to obtain the documents I needed in a very short period. This despite current limitations on access to archives in the UK. The image quality was clear and care was obviously taken in their capture. I intend to use the service again soon!

​Professor David Smith
Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada