The British Records Association is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring a new prize, in memory of archivist Janette Harley (1951-2015). Janette was devoted to the BRA, which was a significant help to her during her early career. She remained a member throughout her life. At her death her family fulfilled her wish to bequeath a substantial capital sum to the BRA. This new prize is intended to generate interest in archives, and raise awareness of research and achievements in the world of archives. For more details, please see here.
This year’s Maurice Bond lecturer was Joan Winterkorn, whose thought provoking reflections on her career in the antiquarian book trade encouraged some lively debate at the reception which followed. We were delighted that BRA’s Patron, the Marquess of Salisbury, was able to attend. The AGM and Bond Lecture were generously hosted by the ING Archives, and we are most grateful for their support.
BRA are delighted to be participating in History Day on 31 October. This popular annual event held at Senate House, University of London is an open history fair where libraries, archives and other research organisations can engage with academics and students. Please see the event page for further details: https://historycollections.blogs.sas.ac.uk/history-day-2017/