Back in February I posted here about Accessions to Repositories, our annual survey which collects information from archive services around the UK and Ireland about their brand new archive collections.
With more services taking part than ever before, more archive collections have been reported, which means there will be even more archives for you to discover and research in the future. A large number of collections listed here and part of the main survey will need to be repackaged, sorted and catalogued before they can be made available for your consultation, so do check with archive services in advance about access.
So far the survey has brought to light some amazing new dance, music, art, theatre, performance and literary archives. We’re in the final stages of adding information about these collections to Discovery, and preparing the survey results for publication on our website.
The last few months have been extremely fun and rewarding. My team’s got to hear about some great new collections! Before we publish the survey results, we want to give you a little taster of some new arts and performance collections that we’ve discovered.