Swansea University Archives achieves accreditation

archive.accred.WelshCongratulations to the Richard Burton Archives at Swansea University who have achieved the new Accreditation Standard for Archives – the first University Archive service to do so and among the first 10 of any type of archive service in the UK. To meet the standard, archives have to show that they are “responsive to all their stakeholders and trusted in the management of their unique collections”.

Swansea University Archivist, Elisabeth Bennett, said “We are pleased that the work we have put into developing the service, and the support and investment of the University, have been recognised by this award. Our team works hard to provide a good service to all the people we work with: researchers, students and staff here on campus, but also our local community.   Anyone with an interest can use the archives and through visits and open days we make sure that people are able to see and study the fascinating material that we look after.”

The Richard Burton archives have over 1.3 kilometres of documents of many materials including:

  • World War One material
  • The South Wales Coalfield Collection
  • The Richard Burton collection
  • Family collections of prominent Swansea industrialists
  • Local business records
  • Documents relating to the history of Swansea University

More information can be found by clicking here

(Courtesy of Swansea University Public Relations Office)

 

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