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 ...
Places are still available for our Annual Conference, which this year is on the subject of “Shops and Shopping in the Archives: A Nation of Recordkeepers?”. Please see our Conference page for further details of the programme and booking instructions.
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.