Accessions to Repositories 2013

In mid-December 2013 we sent out 339 emails asking specific repositories to participate in the 2013 Accessions to Repositories survey. The deadline was Friday 4 April 2014. By March 2014 we had received 214 returns from numerous archives across the UK.

Some of the treasures found in this year's accessions returns have included collections relating to the First World War such as soldiers' diaries, papers and correspondence. There have also been some interesting deposits around the 2012 Olympics, including the Eastside Community Heritage collection of oral history recordings, a collection of memorabilia and photographs held at Barking and Dagenham Archives and Local Studies Service as well as records of the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 festival in the West Midlands deposited at Herefordshire Archive Service.

These are just a few of the many accessions collected during the previous 12 months which will be published on our website over the coming months. Not only is this information invaluable to researchers, it also provides us with a vital knowledge base which allows us to monitor the transfer of public records and manorial documents.

Find out more about accessions by reading our FAQs below.

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For further information about accessions contact asd@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk.

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