Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust, Coventry Branch - Records of Armstrong Siddeley, Bristol Siddeley etc.

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Large collection of files, photographs, plans, reports etc. relating mostly to aero engines and rockets, but with some information relating to cars. List in progress by Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust Members The object of the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust is to act as the focal point for maintaining and promoting all aspects of the engineering heritage of the Company and of its corporate predecessors.

Administrative / Biographical History

World famous, Armstrong Siddeley became renowned for aircraft manufacture, aero engine, car and aircraft design. The Armstrong Siddeley collection relates to the area of the company dedicated to aero-engines and rockets. It is composed largely of technical reports, plans and photographs.

Conditions Governing Access

Records will be made available to the public for research during the advertised opening hours of the City Archives and in accordance with the search room rules, and the principles and conditions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Archives staff will comply with any common law or statutory provision governing public access to records. Depositors may negotiate their own conditions of access with the City Archivist.

The City Archives is currently offering a service to the public from temporary premises. In early 2007 the City Archives will move into purpose built accommodation as part of the Coventry History Centre, which is within The Herbert re-development scheme. Archives collections are mostly housed with Archives Offices in Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Oxfordshire. The public is still able to consult records but documents need to be ordered a few days in advance.

Telephone: 024 7678 5164.E-mail: archives@coventry.gov.uk

Other Finding Aids

A full item-level description is available through the Access to Archives (A2A) website http://www.a2a.org.uk/html/144-PA1716.html.

Archivist's Note

Originally published by Access to Archives (A2A) www.a2a.org.uk. The contents of this catalogue are in the copyright of Coventry Archives.