Here you can find the best available online advice and guidance for community archives.

In 2018, in response to a survey of our members, we collated all the community archive related training materials from many sources around the country into one easily accessible central online resource. You can browse this resource below.

Resources grouped by topic
  • Resources during coronavirus

    In these times, local history groups and others may be looking for help and / or new ways to work, and engage. We offer some advice and potential resources that may be of use.
  • Your organisation: objectives, people and buildings

    Topics in this section will help you start up a community archive and decide what it is you wish to do. You'll also find guidance on managing volunteers, premises and finance.
  • Help with finding funding

    Guidance on organisations that provide funding and on raising money for projects
  • Managing your collections

    What you need to know on how to best manage what you collect, how to create catalogues, plus technical guidance on how to preserve and display your collection.
  • Making your collections accessible

    Helping you think about who your audiences are or ought to be and how you can attract new ones, how you tell people about your group and its resources, how you publicise your collections and how you can measure how successful your activities have been.
  • Resource lists

    Here are some of the resource pages put together by other organisations, including local and national bodies.
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