Adding to Norfolk's archives

What records do we accept?

We aim to reflect all aspects of Norfolk and its people by collecting documents of historical value.

This includes the following:

  • Records of Norfolk organisations, such as businesses, societies, charities, schools and churches of all religions and denominations
  • Records of Norfolk families and individuals (including diaries, correspondence and financial records)
  • Sound recordings (including oral history and radio broadcasts)
  • Records of local authorities
  • Records of public bodies (including hospitals, magistrates’ courts and coroners)

We especially welcome records from groups which are under-represented in our collections (such as records of minority ethnic or marginalised groups).

Records suitable for preservation can include:

  • Volumes
  • Papers
  • Parchments
  • Maps
  • Architectural plans
  • Photographs
  • Sound recordings
  • Digitally-created documents

We accept records of any date. If you are unsure whether your records are suitable for permanent preservation, please ask us for advice. 

We do not normally accept printed material, duplicates, documents with no connection to Norfolk, family trees, research notes, objects and films.

We may, however, be able to suggest a suitable repository for such items.

There is no charge for transferring records to us, but we welcome donations to support our work.