© 2002

British Archives

A Guide to Archive Resources in the United Kingdom

  • Editors
  • Janet Foster
  • Julia Sheppard
  • Richard Storey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Janet Foster, Julia Sheppard, Richard Storey
    Pages 1-699
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 701-815

About this book


British Archives is the foremost reference guide to archive resources in the UK. Since publication of the first edition more than ten years ago, it has established itself as an indispensable reference source for everyone who needs rapid access on archives and archive repositories in this country. Over 1200 entries provide detailed information on the nature and extent of the collection as well as the organization holding it. A typical entry includes: name of repositiony; parent organization ; address, telephone, fax, email and website; number for enquiries; days and hours of opening; access restrictions; acquisitions policy; archives of organization; major collections; non-manuscript material; finding aids; facilities; conservation; publications New to this edition: email and web address; expanded bibliography; consolidated repository and collections index


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About the authors

JANET FOSTER is a freelance archives consultant.

JULIA SHEPPARD is Head of Special Collections and archivist of the Wellcome Library for the History of Medicine and Understanding of Medicine.

Bibliographic information


'Highly recommended for all libraries and archives with general reference collections.' - Choice

'It would be difficult not to be impressed with the fourth edition of 'British Archives'. It is a measure of the success of the editors that each edition of 'British Archives' comes closer and closer to the comprehensiveness whcih they modestly disclaim.' - Raymond Refaussé, Journal of the Society of Archivists