Keeping it simple : Introductory archival guidance for voluntary small sector organisations

St Dunstan's Appeals envelope from the 1940s by kind permission of Blind Veterans UKThe Campaign for Voluntary Sector Archives is pleased to announce the publication of draft guidance for voluntary organisations. Primarily aimed at smaller organisations, this guidance is designed to help manage, store and use archival material.

This document is the result of work by Philip Gale, our Co-ordinating Editor, working on the feedback from voluntary organisations, historians and archivists. It is currently in draft form, meaning we actively encourage feedback, criticism and comments from those interested in the subject and/or with direct experience of the issues raised in the text. It is the first of what we intend to be a series of documents offering practical advice to the creators and users of archives of the voluntary sector.

Download “Keeping it simple: Introductory archival guidance for voluntary small sector organisations, v1”

Explanatory note

This draft guidance for smaller organisations with limited resources and expertise offers, basic and simple advice concerning the care and preservation of their archives.

Any comments and suggested amendments to the text are welcome from any interested party during 2013.

Please address your comments to Philip Gale, our Co-ordinating Editor at philip.gale@nationalarchives,, Tel 020 8876 3444 Ext 2354.

A longer piece of draft guidance for larger organisations supported by case studies is in preparation and will be published in late 2013.

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