Tuesday 14th November 2017 was the 85th anniversary of the day in 1932 when the British Records Association was formally inaugurated, at a meeting of the Conference of Record and Allied Societies. The meeting was presided over by the Master of the Rolls, who still acts as the President of the Association.   The British Records Association took over from the British Record Society its work to promote the preservation, care and availability of private archives, and this early vision continues to guide the Association today. A free booklet produced to mark the ...

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‘Secrets and Lies’ Lecture Series August 2017

This August, The National Archives will be hosting a series of free lectures by leading historians on the topic of suppression, distortion and fiction in past societies. Download the programme here (pdf). Please visit the National Archives web-site to book.

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BRA supports Toolkit Launch: Improving Records Management in Charities

BRA’s Communications Officer, Janet Foster, participated in a panel discussion at The British Academy on 15 June at an event to mark the launch of a new toolkit to help charities and voluntary organisations improve records management. The toolkit was produced by the British Academy Research Project ‘Digitising the Mixed Economy of Welfare in Britain’ in partnership with Charity Finance Group.  For more information, see the British Academy's online 'Campaign for Voluntary Sector Archives'.

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