What is in the Archives Hub?
The Archives Hub includes:
- Descriptions of archive collections held across the UK in over 330 different repositories
- Descriptions of Themed Collections of resources based around a subject
- A wide range of subjects - arts, humanities, social sciences, science, technology, health, life sciences, etc.
- Images and links to digital content where available
- Descriptions of collections of materials such as correspondence, personal letters, diaries, research notes, notes for books and articles, business records such as contracts and financial records, newspaper cuttings, photographs, ephemera such as pamphlets, postcards and advertisements
The Archives Hub does not include:
- Datasets (e.g. raw data for social science research), although there are some descriptions of datasets.
- Descriptions of books and journal articles (published sources) other than those specifically kept within an archive
- Internet and email archives
- The actual content of the archive; though it may include links to content where this is digital
- Detailed descriptions of parish registers for births, marriages and deaths
- Records of central government, government departments and major courts of law, which are held by The National Archives
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If you are not sure what archives are or whether the Archives Hub might be of benefit try:
Sail forth with our simple guide to introduce archives, giving you information on finding archives, visiting repositories, working with archives and how to read archive descriptions