Back in FebruaryÂ I posted here about Accessions to Repositories, our annual survey whichÂ collects information from archive services around the UK and Ireland about their brand new archive collections.
With moreÂ services taking part than ever before, moreÂ archive collections have been reported, which means there will be even more archives for you to discoverÂ 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 theyÂ can be made available for your consultation, so do check with archive services in advanceÂ about access.
So far the survey has brought to light someÂ amazing new dance, music, art, theatre, performance and literary archives. Weâ€™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.Â My team’sÂ got to hear about some great new collections!Â Before we publishÂ the survey results, we want to give you a little taster ofÂ some new arts and performance collections that weâ€™veÂ discovered.