The Berkshire Record Office
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The basic outline of our aims is that we seek to:

  • Acquire documentary material relating to Berkshire
  • Provide curatorial care to ensure the preservation of this material
  • Provide access to the public and encourage research
  • Promote an awareness of the county’s past

We are run as a joint service of the six district Councils in Berkshire.  We have a joint agreement, which provides for us to deliver the service against a specification.  It also obliges us to create policies saying how we will deliver the specification.  These are available here.



Specification for Archive Services (79KB)

Acquisitions Policy (95KB)

Cataloguing Policy (58KB)

Customer Services Policy (30KB)

Learning Policy (76KB)

Outreach and Audience Development Policy (78KB)

Preservation Policy (32KB)

Training and Development Policy (34KB)

Public task statement (83KB)

Volunteer Policy (24KB)


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