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Giving Archives to the BRO

Receiving a new collection

Roughly half of our collections come from private sources: businesses, charities, clubs and societies.

We are always pleased to accept archives of any age which illustrate past or present life in Berkshire. We can take them either as a gift, or on deposit, with the depositor retaining legal ownership.

All our collections are stored in secure strong rooms with controlled temperature and humidity, protected by a fire and intruder alarm system.  Trained staff are employed to sort, catalogue and package documents. The BRO is also fully-equipped for the conservation and preservation of the records held here.

If you have something that you think is of historical value, please get in touch. Write to us at The Berkshire Record Office, 9 Coley Avenue, Reading, RG1 6AF or telephone on 0118 937 5132 or email via the online Contact Us form.

We are also happy to help advise you on how best to store your own records in the office or home.


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