The Newsletter

Welcome to the Newsletter of the British Records Association. There are three issues per year: Spring, Summer and Winter, punctuating the publication schedule for ‘Archives‘, the Association’s peer-reviewed journal. In the Newsletter you will find news about the BRA, its events and activities, as well as a round-up of information of general interest to members worldwide.

Series 4 Number 1 (March 2016): Welcome to the first Newsletter of the re-launched BRA!


  • “Upwards and Onwards”, Julia Sheppard, Chair
  • “RPS takes a new direction”, Penny Baker, Chair, Records Preservation Section
  • BRA ANNUAL CONFERENCE, 2015 “‘In a League of their own’: Archives of the History of British Sport and Physical Recreation” Stephen Freeth
  • Annual Conference 2016 and Upcoming Events
  • “Legal Records at Risk project”, Clare Cowling
  • “Experiencing Archives: The Historian’s Perspective”, Alice White. A young historian reflects on her first encounter with archiving.
  • “New On-line Catalogues”
  • “Archive blogs”<
  • “News Round-up”
  • “Obituary: Janette Harley”
  • “Introducing the new Officers” (Julia Sheppard, BRA Chair / Penny Baker, BRA Vice-Chair and RPS Chair / Neil Murphy, Reviews Editor, “Archives”)

Download: BRA Newsletter 4:1 (March 2016) [Adobe pdf]



Series 4 Number 2 (Summer 2016): Interesting Times!

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