Black Book: minutes and memoranda of the governing Council of Benchers, the Inn’s main record from 1422; also on microfilm. See also printed Black Books 1422-1965.
Bluejackets: draft Council minutes and papers: 1759-62; 1776-7; 1797; undated 18th century; 1800-72 fragmentary survivals; 1885-99; from 1920.
Working papers of Benchers on Council business, not continuous; some early 17th century survivals.
Standing Committees and Sub-Committees of Masters of the Bench, includes:
Finance from 1858; Library from 1842; Chapel from 1895; Garden from 1934; Buildings 1865-88, not continuous; then from 1898; Chattels from 1899; Students: Admissions, Pupillage and Call from 1910; Kitchen from 1901; Discipline from 1928; Bar Representation from 1946; Scholarships from 1911; Education from 1990; Treasurer's from 1995.
There are also papers for a number of ad hoc special committees, for example for new buildings and special events.