Access to Archives: Update for April
- The latest update of the A2A website at http://www.a2a.pro.gov.uk took place
on Wednesday 3 April. The electronic equivalent of over 129,000 original
catalogue pages was added to the database, which now contains catalogues
from 169 archives repositories across England.
These new catalogues include significant additions from the *Yorkshire
Signpost* project, and the first catalogues from the *British Waterways
Virtual Archive Catalogue Project*. The Yorkshire additions comprise
collection-level finding aids covering the archives holdings of the local
authorities of Barnsley, Doncaster, Hull, Keighley, North Yorkshire, the
City of York, and West Yorkshire (Calderdale, Kirklees, Wakefield, and the
Yorkshire Archaeological Society); and of the Bar Convent, York, and the
Borthwick Institute of Historical Research at the University of York. The
new catalogues from the British Waterways Virtual Archive Catalogue Project
describe the files of the Weaver Navigation Trustees held at the David Owen
Waterways Archive, and canal records from the Hatton and Hillmorton depots
held at Warwickshire County Record Office.
Further catalogues have also been added to A2A from *East Midlands
Manuscripts and Archives*, including finding aids to the archives of the
Gell family of Hopton held at Derbyshire Record Office, and the estate
archives of the Dukes of Portland held at Nottinghamshire Record Office.
Additions have also been made from the following consortium projects: *@ the
Heart of the Community* in the South West; *Access to Somerset Archives*;
*From Landlord to Labourer* in the South East; *Governing London*;
*Landscape and Archives* in Eastern England; *Muck and Brass* in the West
Midlands; *Our Mutual Friends in the North* in the North West; *Picks and
Pistons* in the North East; the *Tracking Railway Archives Project* (TRAP);
and the *Web of Science History*. Lastly, various finding aids from
Sandwell Community History and Archives Service and Bedfordshire and Luton
Archives and Records Service have also been added to the database.
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Sarah J A Flynn
Regional Liaison Co-Ordinator, A2A
Public Record Office
Surrey TW9 4DU
Tel (direct line): 020 8392 5328
Fax: 020 8392 5281
Thanks for info.
Having already trawled this excellent resource for Tewkesbury items is there
ANY WAY OF JUST TRAWLING THE UPDATES?
President, Tewkesbury Historical Society
see website www.tewkesbury.net/community/noticeboard.asp