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The ARA card is coming

From the 1st April we will be asking new and existing customers to sign up for an ARA card so that you can access the unique resources held here. This card replaces any existing CARN card that you may already have.

You can find out more about the card – and register online at:  archivescard.com

Coronavirus update

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub is closed until further notice. This includes Gloucestershire Archives, Gloucestershire Family History Society, and Gloucestershire Registration copy certificates service.

Every effort will be made to continue offering essential services such as access to records for legal reasons. We look forward to welcoming back our customers, volunteers, partners and friends in due course.

Have a look at Gloucestershire Heritage Hub for ideas and links to help you #ExploreYourArchiveAtHome.

Adding to Gloucestershire Archives' collections

We aim to locate, collect and preserve archives, books and other published sources which are of historical significance to Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire.

We accept a wide range of items ranging from records created by the County Council to those belonging to private individuals.

We select material according to our  Appraisal [168kb],  Collections Development [162kb] and  Disposal [121kb] policies:

By prior appointment we can accept records as either a gift (our preferred option) or on long term loan as a deposit.

Our  acquisitions leaflet [287kb] and the information sheet for donors and depositors [53kb] give more details on this and on access and copyright issues.

Please contact the collections management team to make an appointment before bringing in any material.

We can offer advice on which records to keep and for how long, as well as guidance on how to keep them safely. If you would like to discuss your records with us, please Contact us.

Are you a Circuit Archivist looking after Methodist Church Archives?  If so, you may be interested in the retention guidelinesOpens new window that have been issued by the Methodist Church.

Are you involved with keeping records of a school? If so, you may be interested in the Information and Records Management Society’s free Toolkit for Schools.

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