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Welcome to The British Records

Founded in 1932, the British Records Association aims to encourage and assist with the preservation, care, use and publication of historical records

Records hold the nation's memory; they reveal how we became what we are and they are our best guide to the future. The BRA seeks to add to our understanding of records, to advise on their custody and care and to direct 'homeless' documents to the most appropriate repository

The BRA's main function is to rescue documents in danger of loss or destruction. We are open to anyone interested in records, including amateur users as well as professionals, owners of collections large and small and archivists, librarians and others with records in their care.


What Are Archives?

Discover what the term covers and what you should be doing with archives.

Archives at Risk

A note of proceedings from the Archives at Risk Seminar on 08 May 2013 has now been published .

Annual Report

The annual report for 2011-2012 is now available to download

Volunteer Archivists

Volunteer Archivists are sought to help further the work of the BRA Further details