Guidance for Custodians of Archival Resources

Courtesy of the Modern Records Centre, reference: MSS.328/C/12/4/683fi


This guidance was prepared by Dr Mike Rogers of The National Archives, and is adapted from the suite of guidance previously prepared for The Aviation and Aerospace Archives Initiative.

The guidance has been written primarily for the benefit of non-professional archivists who care for archival material relating to any aspect of land transport: manufacturers, operators, heritage bodies, enthusiasts and researchers alike.

It recognises that many collections are held in re-purposed premises, with little or no budget, relying on the passion of their custodians as much as resources. For that reason, this guidance is designed to be practical and pragmatic, rather than aiming for the ideal.

This guidance is arranged in the following Sections:

Finally, this guidance is intended to be a living document, and will change from time to time as web links change, new advice becomes available, or additional information is incorporated.

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