The Globe archives comprise the following:
The institutional archive: minutes, correspondence and administrative papers documenting the establishment and running of the Globe as a theatre, educational centre and exhibition space.
The performance archive: Records of performances held at the Globe, including audio and video recordings, prompt books, wardrobe bibles, music scores, and production ephemera.
Personal archives: Correspondence and diaries of prominent figures associated the Globe, including Sam Wanamaker and Mark Rylance. The Council Memories' Project, an oral history project to document the memories of individuals and groups involved in the Globe restructure, is soon to be launched, and its records will be added to the archives.
Architectural archives: The Pentagram archive contains plans, correspondence and paperwork relating to the reconstruction of the Globe. Work is now underway to construct an indoor Jacobean theatre at the Globe, and records of this project will be added to the archives.
The Original Practices Costume Archive: This is a collection of 26 original costumes created for Shakespeare's Globe in the period 1997-2005, all of which were constructed using Elizabethan and Jacobean methods and historically accurate materials. The costumes in the collection were selected by Olivier Award-winning designer Jenny Tiramani, as representative of the research and experimental techniques into historical pattern cutting and construction undertaken at the Globe.
The June Everett Archive: The artist June Everett produced a substantial body of paintings and drawings documenting the reconstruction of the Globe. The Archive consists of approximately 180 works on paper.