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Adding to Norfolk's archives

Transferring records to us

Once you have decided whether to donate or deposit your records, contact us.

Provide us with the details of the records and an archivist can assess whether they are suitable for preserving at the NRO.

We will arrange an appointment with you to transfer the records if we decide to accept them.

Normally we ask people to bring documents to the NRO, but if this is not possible we may be able to collect them.

We may suggest that you deposit the records with us for an archivist to look through.

If you wish to donate or deposit records with us you will need to fill in our  Accession form (PDF) [73KB], which covers issues like ownership and copyright.  Guidance notes (PDF) [56KB] are available to help you complete it.

The form will be countersigned by a member of staff, to act as your receipt. 

It will also give your accession number: this is the unique reference which we use to identify the records until they have been fully catalogued.

We also have a  contents list spreadsheet (Excel doc) [36KB], with  guidance notes (PDF) [89KB], so you can provide descriptions of your records in a structured way.