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Archives Development Strategy - Main Report

Main Document 0.17 MB
Appendix 0.15 MB
Executive Summary 0.05 MB

Compiled by Katie Norgrove, Freelance Archive Development Officer.


Archives are the raw material of history. They show how the lives of individuals, organisations and communities have been shaped by past events. The archival record provides the direct evidence of what people did and what they thought in the past, without which we would have a poorer understanding of the present and weaker foundations for the future. Archives are unique.

We use archives in our everyday lives to:

- Prove who we are
- Trace our ancestors
- Develop our collective memory
- Learn about things in the past
- Hold organisations to account
- Build efficient businesses
- Work effectively in the digital age

Year published


Commissioned by

MLA South East, in partnership with SERAC


Compiled by Katie Norgrove, Freelance Archive Development Officer.

Document type


Document size

0.17 MB



Geographical coverage

South East England

Other keywords

Archive development