Find case studies below on collections management and development and care of archival collections.

Cataloguing collections and engaging communities


Hudd Music Hall Archive

The project was set up to investigate, catalogue and make accessible the Music Hall archives collected over a period of 50 years by writer, actor and comedian Roy Hudd.

The National Archives: Making the Military Tribunal Papers more accessible

This project aimed to make more accessible papers from the First World War Military Service Tribunals by digitising the records and making them searchable by name through Discovery, the online catalogue.  Volunteers helped prepare the papers for conservation work and eventual scanning.

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office: Creating the LGBT archive

This project resulted in a specific archive accession which represented the lives of the LGBT community in Plymouth through the collection of oral histories, papers, photographs and memorabilia.

Improving access

West Yorkshire Archive Service: managing collections

Find out how West Yorkshire Archive Service manages its collections work across a multi-site service.

Surrey History Centre - Managing Collections

Find out how this archive service undertakes collections management, including collecting, appraisal and cataloguing.