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Accessions to repositories


About Accessions to Repositories

In its annual 'Accessions to Repositories' survey The National Archives collects information from over two hundred record repositories throughout the British Isles about manuscript accessions received in the previous twelve months. This information is added to the indexes to the National Register of Archives, and it is also edited and used to produce thirty-four thematic digests which are made available through this web site and distributed for publication in a number of learned journals and newsletters.

Users should note that dates for records are given when known, but that these are covering dates which do not necessarily indicate the presence of records for all of the intervening years. Records are included in the survey regardless of whether or not they have been catalogued, and users are strongly advised to check with the relevant repository to ascertain if this, or any other factors, may affect access.

How to use Accessions to Repositories

Choose a year from the drop down list. You can then choose between viewing all accessions for a given topic from a list, or viewing all repositories that had new accessions in your chosen year.


Find out how archives can contribute to Accessions to Respositories