Brian Smith

We are sorry to announce that Brian Smith, a former Vice President of BRA and Secretary of the Historical Manuscripts Commission, died on 3 November. An obituary will appear in a future edition of Archives.

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Winners of the inaugural Janette Harley Prize announced!

The British Records Association are delighted to announce that the joint winners of the inaugural Janette Harley Prize are Julie Halls and Allison Martino, for their article “Cloth, Copyright, and Cultural Exchange: Textile Designs for Export to Africa at The National Archives of the UK”. The prize was awarded at a reception following the Association’s annual Maurice Bond Lecture, which was this year held at the Postal Museum in London. The lecture was given by Dr Anthea Seles, Secretary General of the International Council on Archives, on the subject of “Trying ...

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Following Charity Commission approval for the amended Constitution, BRA will be electing a new Council at the AGM. Members wishing to stand for election as officers or elected members of Council are warmly invited to complete the attached nomination form. Members of Council are also Trustees of the British Records Association, which is a registered charity. Further information about the way the Association works, and what becoming a Trustee entails, is also attached. Nomination forms should be returned to the Secretary by 1 October 2018 c/o 70 Cowcross Street, Clerken...

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