Category Archives: Archive Skills

Archive techniques and Tips for the Beginner

Cataloguing and arrangement, what goes where and why?

You may have been wondering what I’ve been upto for the past six months or so. Well, after having shuffled around a lot of boxes and complied various lists, I got down to the task of arranging and cataloguing the papers … Continue reading

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Publicity and our Bealey Poster

As with most collections, one of the most difficult things for me to do as the project archivist is to get what I’m doing publicised and the archives used by as many people as possible without compromising the limited time I have available for doing the … Continue reading

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Volunteering, studying and conservation

I’m Helen Lindsay and I have been a volunteer at Bury Archives since April 2009 and in January 2010 I started studying at the University of Dundee for an MLitt in Archives & Records Management by distance learning.  I’ve done … Continue reading

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Where to begin?

Ok so I’ve arrived in Bury as the Bealey Project Archivist and have been given the Bealey collection to arrange and catalogue. How does an archivist actually do that?   Well, I’m not the first person to look at sorting out … Continue reading

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