Records at Risk

A Report on the BRA Survey of Risks to Historical Records in the East of England and London Regions, Autumn 2010

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In 2010 the Association commissioned a major survey of two English regions, the East of England and London. The research, analysis and reporting was carried out by The Archives Skills Consultancy Ltd between July and December 2010 while the preparation of the report for publication was subsequently undertaken by members of the Association, notably Mr Stephen Freeth.

We believe that the interest of the report goes beyond the two regions surveyed and we hope that its findings will seem more generally relevant and useful.

The British Records Association is most grateful to the following for their sponsorship and support: the UK Data Archive (UKDA), University of Essex; the East of England Regional Archives Council (EERAC); Archives for London (AfL); the Charlotte Bonham-Carter Trust; the Mercers’ Company; and the estate of the late Nancy Briggs, formerly of Essex Record Office.

We are also grateful to everyone who participated in the initial survey and to everyone who has helpfully commented on aspects of the report and findings at various times.

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Records at Risk: Summary and Recommendations

Records at Risk: the Full Report