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Appendices to the
Religious
Archives
Survey
2010
Appendix I: List of respondents
Appendix II: Organisations not included in the survey
Appendix III: Tables of results
Appendix IV: Religious Archives Survey questionnaire
Appendix V: Religious Archives Survey covering letter
Appendix VI: Survey of personal papers: survey letter and form
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Appendix I: List of respondents
Note: This list of respondents to the Religious
Archives Survey includes organisations submitting
negative returns as they did not hold, or had not
deposited, any archives. Another eight organisations
indicated that they did not wish for any publicity
and 13 sent in late returns. Information from the
latter could not be included in the published results
but, where permission has been given, details of
their historical records will be added to the National
Register of Archives.
Buddhist
Atisha Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Darlington
Birmingham Buddhist Vihara
Bodhisattva Buddhist Centre
Buddhapadipa Temple
Buddhist Publishing Group
Cambridge Buddhist Centre, Cambridge
Clear Vision Trust
Croydon Buddhist Centre
Dharmachakra Archives, Cambridge
Edinburgh Theravada Buddhist Group
Friends of the Western Buddhist Order, Norwich
Glasgow Theravada Buddhist Group
London Buddhist Centre
Maitrikara Centre, Brighton
Marpa House, Ashdon
Christian: Anglican
All Saints Educational Trust
Belfast Cathedral
Birmingham Cathedral
Bristol Cathedral
Bradford Cathedral
Broken Rites
Canterbury Cathedral
Carlisle Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St John the Divine (Oban)
Cathedrals Plus
Chelmsford Cathedral
Chester Cathedral Library
2 | Appendix I to the Religious Archives Survey 2010
Chetham’s Library
Children's Society
Christ Church Oxford
Church Housing Trust
Church of England Evangelical Council
Church Society
Church Times
Church Union
College of Readers
Community of All Hallows
Community of St Denys
Community of St Francis
Community of St Peter, Horbury
Community of the Holy Name
Community of the Sacred Passion
Community of the Servants of the Will of God
Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament
Crosslinks
Derby Cathedral
Dromore Cathedral
Elland Society
English Clergy Association
Evangelical Alliance
Exeter Cathedral Archives
Forward in Faith
Gloucester Cathedral
Guildford Cathedral
Keswick Convention Trust
Keychange Charity
Liverpool Cathedral
Manchester Cathedral
Marshall's Charity
Mothers' Union
Newcastle Cathedral
Newton Trust
Nikaean Club
Parish Clerks, Worshipful Company of
Pilsdon Community
Portsmouth Cathedral
Pusey House
Reform
Revd Dr George Richards Charity
Ridley Hall
Rochester Cathedral
Royal Martyr Church Union
Rural Theology Association
Sheffield Cathedral
Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham
Simeon's Trustees
Sisters of Bethany, Southsea
Society of Faith
Society of St Francis
Society of St. Francis, Third Order
Society of the Precious Blood
Society of the Sacred Mission
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK)
St Columb's Cathedral, Londonderry
St George's Chapel Archive, Windsor
St John's College, Nottingham
St John's Guild
St John The Divine Cathedral, Oban
St Margaret’s Convent, Uckfield
St Mary’s Abbey, West Malling
St Michael's Convent, Richmond
St. Paul’s Cathedral
St Peter's Home Sisterhood
St Peter’s Saltley Trust
Wakefield Cathedral
Wells Cathedral
Westminster Abbey
Worcester Cathedral
Christian: Nonconformist
Ashwell United Reformed Church
Association of Teetotallers in Methodism
Baptist Missionary Society (BMS) World Mission
Bookham Baptist Church
Bootham School
Centre for the Study of World Christianity,
University of Edinburgh
Christadelphian Magazine and Publishing
Association Ltd
Church of England (Continuing)
Donald Gee Centre for Pentecostal and
Charismatic Renewal
3 | Appendix I to the Religious Archives Survey 2010
Dr John Ward Trust
Ealing Trinity Church Methodist Circuit
Eastbourne College
Edgehill College
Epworth Old Rectory
Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales
Evangelical Lutheran Church of England/ Westfield
House of Theological Studies
Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches
Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches Ltd
Fernley Hartley Trust
General Conference of the New Church
Grace Baptist Mission
Harris Manchester College
Henry Martyn Centre for Mission Studies
Huguenot Library
Independent Methodist Archives Resource Centre
John Rylands University Library
Kendal and Sedbergh area meeting
Leighton Park School
Lutheran Church in Great Britain
Mainstream
Methodist Chapel Aid Ltd
Methodist Youth Activities Ltd
Moravian Church Archive and Library
National Church Association
Nazarene Theological College
Norwegian Church and Seamen's Mission
The Park School
Particular Baptist Fund
Pennar Community Church (formerly Bethany
Baptist)
Pilots (United Reformed Church Youth Organisation)
Plymouth Methodist Central Hall
Oxford Brookes University
Reformed Presbyterian Church of Scotland
Quaker Homeless Action
Quakers and Business Group
Salt and Light Ministries
Salvation Army International Heritage Centre
Scottish Baptist College
Scottish Baptist History Archive
Scottish Church History Society
Sidcot School
Society of Friends of St Andrews Jerusalem
Spectrum Engage
Stansted Hall: Arthur Findlay College
Strict Baptist Historical Society
Union of Welsh Independent Churches
United Reformed Church Caravan Fellowship
United Reformed Church History Society
Wesley College, Bristol
Wesley House, Cambridge
Wesley Historical Society in Ireland
Westminster and Cheshunt College Library
World Methodist Historical Society (British Section)
Wycliffe Centre
Christian: Roman Catholic
Adorers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Montmartre,
Order of St Benedict
Aid to the Church in Need, Scotland
Aid to the Church in Need, UK
Archdiocese of Glasgow
Archdiocese of Liverpool, Liverpool Metropolitan
Cathedral
Archives of the British Province of the Society
of Jesus, London
Arundel Cathedral Church of Our Lady and
St Philip Howard
Assumption Convent, London
Augustinian Recollects
Bar Convent, York
Belmont Abbey, Hereford
Benedictine Abbey, Curzon Park South, Chester
Benedictine Monastery, Largs
Birmingham Archdiocesan Archives
Brentwood Diocesan Archives
Brentwood Ursulines
Campion Hall, Oxford
Canonesses of Saint Augustine, Congregation
of Our Lady
Canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre, Colchester
Cardinal Tomas O’Fiaich Memorial Library
Carmelite Friars, East Finchley, London
4 | Appendix I to the Religious Archives Survey 2010
Carmelite Monastery, Dolgellau
Carmelite Monastery, London
Carmelite Monastery, Ware Park
Carmelite Third Order
Catholic Association
Catholic Association of Performing Arts (formerly
Catholic Stage Guild)
Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales
Catholic Medical Association (formerly Guild of
Catholic Doctors)
Catholic Missionary Society
Congregation of Our Lady of the Missions,
UK Province
Convent of Notre Dame (Company of Mary, Our
Lady), Cobham
Convent of Our Lady of Providence, Alton
Convent of the Holy Child Jesus, Oxford
Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul,
Provincial House
Daughters of Jesus, Rickmansworth
Daughters of Mary and Joseph
Daughters of the Heart of Mary, London
Daughters of Wisdom Great Britain and Ireland
Provincial Archives
De La Salle Brothers, Oxford
Diocesan Archives, Norwich
Diocese of Arundel and Brighton Archives
Diocese of Clifton
Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle
Diocese of Middlesbrough
Diocese of Shrewsbury Curial Offices
Diocese of Wrexham
Dominican Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of
Jesus, Crawley
Douai Abbey
Faithful Companions of Jesus, Provincialate, Salford
Faithful Companions of Jesus, Generalate, Broadstairs
Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood,
Ladywell Convent, Godalming
Franciscan Sisters of St Mary of the Angels
Grail Society
HCPT – The Pilgrimage Trust
Holy Ghost Fathers, Bromley
Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Loreto
Convent, Llandudno
Institute of Our Lady of Mercy Archive, London
Josephites, St George's College, Addlestone
Knights of St. Columba
Little Company of Mary, Ealing, London
Little Company of Mary Generalate, Tooting Bec
Medical Mission Sisters, London
Medical Missionaries of Mary, Ealing, London
Missionaries of the Poor Supporters Association
Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, Honor Oak
Oakford Dominican Sisters
Pastoral Research Centre, Taunton
Pluscarden Abbey, Elgin
Pontifical Institute of the Religious Teachers, Convent
of St Lucy, Alton
Poor Servants of the Mother of God, Central Archive
Prison Advice and Care Trust
Roman Catholic Bishopric of the Forces
Sacred Heart Convent, Rearsby
Sacred Heart Fathers and Brothers of Betharram
Sacred Heart of Mary Convent, Upminster
Salesian Provincial Office, Bolton
Salesian Sisters, London
Salford Diocesan Archives
Salvatorian Sisters, Divine Saviour Convent, Bristol
Scalabrini Fathers, Henley
Scottish Catholic Archives
Servite Sisters (Servants of Mary), St. Joseph’s
Priory, Dorking
Salvatorian Sisters, Divine Saviour Convent, Bristol
Servite Friars, Province of the Isles, Tyrone
Servite Secular Institute
Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Evron, Stockport
Sisters of Charity and Mary, Plympton
Sisters of Christian Retreat, East Molesey
Society of Jesus, British Province
Sisters of Jesus and Mary, Felixstowe
Sisters of Nazareth General Archive, London
Sisters of Providence of Ruille-sur-Loire
Sisters of Saviour and Blessed Virgin, Villeneuve
d'Ascq, France
Sisters of the Poor Child Jesus, Southam
5 | Appendix I to the Religious Archives Survey 2010
Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and
Mary (SSHJM)
Society of Catholic Artists
Society of the Sacred Heart, London
Special Projects In Christian Missionary
Areas (SPICMA)
St Augustine's Abbey, Ramsgate
St Clare's Convent, Liverpool
St Cuthbert's College, Ushaw
St Dominic's Convent, Stone (English Dominican
Congregation of St Catherine of Siena)
St Edmund's College, Cambridge
St George's Cathedral, Southwark
St Joseph's Hospice Association
St Margaret's Children and Family Care Society,
Glasgow
St Marie's Cathedral, Sheffield
St Mary's Cathedral, Wrexham
St Mary of the Angels Franciscan Friary, Franciscan
International Study Centre, Canterbury
St Mary’s Abbey, Colwich
St Mary’s Convent, Birmingham
St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral, Edinburgh
St Mirin's Cathedral, Paisley
Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe
Union of Catholic Mothers
Union of Irish Ursulines, Brecon
Union of Sisters of Mary, Birmingham
Westminster Diocesan Archives
Worth Abbey, Crawley
Xaverian Brothers, Twickenham
Young Christian Workers
Other Christian churches and denominations,
interdenominational and ecumenical
organisations
Action of Churches Together in Scotland
Biblelands
British Orthodox Church within The Coptic Orthodox
Patriarchate of Alexandria
British Transport Christian Fellowship
Christian Aid
Christian Endeavour Union of Great Britain and
Ireland Inc
Christian Medical Fellowship
Church and Community Work Trust: Avec Resources
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
Churches Together in England
Creation Science Movement
Crosslinks (formerly Bible Churchman’s Missionary
Society)
Ecclesiological Society (formerly St Paul’s
Ecclesiological Society)
Ecumencial Patriarchate, Archdiocese of Parishes of
Russian Tradition in Western Europe, Deanery of GB
and Ireland
Eritrean Orthodox Church
European Christian Mission
Evangelical Protestant Society
Faith Mission and the Faith Mission Bible College
Greater World Christian Spiritualist Association
International Christian College
International Miners’ Association
Interserve Scotland
Interserve England
Iona Community
Lawyers Christian Fellowship
Lay Witness Movement
Leprosy Mission International
Medical Service Ministries
Memo (Message on the Move)
National Council of YMCAs
Open Air Mission
Post Office and Telecommunications Christian
Association Trust Ltd
Railway Mission
Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia
Scripture Union England and Wales
Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Scripture Readers Association
St Michael's College, Llandaff
St Seraphim of Sarov Podvorie and Parish
Swedenborg Society
The Evangelisation Society (TES)
Victoria Institute
6 | Appendix I to the Religious Archives Survey 2010
World Outreach
YMCA Scotland
Zambesi Mission
Hindu
Gurjar Hindu Union (GHU) Ltd, Crawley
Krishna Yoga Mandir, Enfield
Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
Shree Gujarati Hindu Centre
Jewish
South London Liberal Synagogue
Anglo Jewish Association
Archives of Spanish and Portuguese Jews
Congregation London
Beis Nadvorne Synagogue
Belsize Square Synagogue
Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue
Birmingham Progressive Synagogue
Blackpool Reform Jewish Congregation
Board of Deputies of British Jews
Bristol Hebrew Congregation
Bushey and District Synagogue
Czech Memorial Scrolls Trust
Ealing Liberal Jewish Congregation
Ealing Synagogue
Eastbourne Hebrew Congregation
Elstree Liberal Jewish Synagogue
Exeter Hebrew Congregation
Federation of Jewish Services
Harrogate Hebrew Congregation
Hartley Library, University of Southampton
Hull Jewish Archive
Jewish Care Scotland
Jewish Education Bureau
Jewish Memorial Council
Jewish Military Museum
Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester
Jewish Vegetarian Society
Kahal Chasidim Synagogue, Salford
Leicester Hebrew Congregation
Liverpool Old Hebrew Congregation
Luton Hebrew Congregation
Manchester Beth Din
Manchester Reform Synagogue
Merseyside Jewish Representative Council
Montagu Centre, Liberal Judaism
Movement for Reform Judaism
Newcastle Reform Synagogue
North Salford Synagogue
Office of the Chief Rabbi
Plymouth Hebrew Congregation
Romford District Affiliated Synagogue
Scottish Jewish Archives Centre
Sinai Synagogue, Leeds
Society for Jewish Study
South London Liberal Synagogue
South Tottenham Synagogue
Southgate Progressive Synagogue
Southport Jewish Representative Council
St Albans Masorti Synagogue
St John’s Wood Liberal Jewish Synagogue
Sumei Hapass, Leeds
United Synagogue, Glasgow
Welwyn Garden City Synagogue
Woodford Liberal Synagogue
Muslim
Association of Muslim Researchers
Bilal Mosque, Huddersfield
East London Mosque
Hastings Mosque
Jamia Islamia Mosque and Community
Centre, Glasgow
Kingston Mosque/Muslim Association
Madni Mosque, Blackburn
Madrasa Taleem Ul Islam, Glasgow
Muslim Community Centre, Woking
Wycombe Islamic Mission and Mosque Trust Ltd
7 | Appendix I to the Religious Archives Survey 2010
Sikh
Medway Towns Gurdwara Sabha Ltd
Nanak Sar Sikh Welfare Trust
Other faiths
Baha'i Council for Scotland
Council of British Druid Orders
Museum of Witchcraft
Rastafari Heritage
Young Indian Vegetarians (Jains)
Interfaith
Alister Hardy Trust and Religious Experience
Research Centre
BBC Written Archives Centre
Inform – Information Network Focus On Religious
Movements
International Association for Religious Freedom
L’Arche
University of Aberdeen Special Libraries and Archives,
Library and Historic Collections
Secularist
British Humanist Association, c/o Bishopsgate
Institute
Center for Inquiry, New York
Humanist Reference Library, South Place
Ethical Society
Rationalist Association, c/o Bishopsgate Institute
Appendix II: Organisations not included in the survey
Organisations not normally included in the scope of the Religious Archives Survey
1)Religious bodies whose archives are controlled by ecclesiastical or state legislation and whose place of
deposit is therefore known or predictable, or whose archives have already been surveyed including:
a)central, diocesan and parish records of the Church of England
b)central, diocesan and parish records of the Church in Wales
c)central, diocesan and parish records of the Church of Ireland for Northern Ireland
d)central, diocesan and parish records of the Episcopal Church in Scotland
e)central, presbytery and kirk session records of the Church of Scotland
f)central records of the Roman Catholic bishops’ conferences of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland
(for Northern Ireland) and parish records of the Roman Catholic Church.
2)Nonconformist religious bodies whose records above local level are held or deposited in accordance with
centralised guidance or arrangements:
Central records of the Methodist, United Reformed Church, Congregational, Unitarian and Baptist churches
and of the Society of Friends and Salvation Army; also the central records of the United Reformed Church,
Congregational, Calvinistic Methodist (Presbyterian), Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist bodies in Wales and
of the Methodist Church in Ireland; the Free Church of Scotland and United Free Church of Scotland.
Methodist circuit records.
3)Records of individual Nonconformist chapels, churches and meetings of the Methodist, United Reformed
Church, Unitarian and Baptist churches and the Society of Friends (including individual places of worship of
predecessor bodies) which are very numerous and where such material is already well represented in the
National Register of Archives.
4)Local records of other major churches with significant structures at regional and national level which have
generated records of greater significance at these higher levels.
5)Student religious organisations at individual higher educational establishments as these are unlikely to
have long traditions of record-keeping.
6)Records of new religious movements which have no significant administrative centres in the United
Kingdom.
8 | Appendix II to the Religious Archives Survey 2010
Appendix III: Tables of results
Response by religion
Buddhist
Christian - Anglican
2%
0.5%
1%
2%
Christian - Catholic
1%
Christian - Nonconformist
4%
Christian - Other
13%
20%
Hindu
1%
Jewish
Muslim
11%
Sikh
Other religion
15%
30%
Interfaith
Secularist
Response by religion
Buddhist
4%
Christian – Anglican
20%
Christian – Catholic
30%
Christian – Nonconformist
15%
Christian – Other
11%
Hindu
1%
Jewish
13%
Muslim
2%
Sikh
0.5%
Other religion
1%
Interfaith
2%
Secularist
1%
9 | Appendix III to the Religious Archives Survey 2010
Organisations holding archives
Organisations holding archives
Yes
No
Buddhist
19%
81%
Christian – Anglican
79%
21%
Christian – Catholic
90%
10%
Christian – Nonconformist
76%
24%
Christian – Other
70%
30%
Jewish
62%
38%
Muslim
22%
78%
Other religion
55%
45%
Interfaith
71%
29%
Secularist
100%
0%
Total
74%
26%
10 | Appendix III to the Religious Archives Survey 2010
Archives which are accruing
Archives which are accruing
Yes
No
Buddhist
75%
25%
Christian – Anglican
97%
3%
Christian – Catholic
98%
2%
Christian – Nonconformist
93%
7%
Christian – Other
100%
0%
Jewish
91%
9%
Muslim
100%
0%
Other religion
86%
14%
Interfaith
100%
0%
Secularist
100%
0%
Total
96%
4%
11 | Appendix III to the Religious Archives Survey 2010
Access in person to the public
Access in person to the public
Yes
No
Buddhist
75%
25%
Christian – Anglican
56%
44%
Christian – Catholic
47%
53%
Christian – Nonconformist
77%
23%
Christian – Other
48%
52%
Jewish
34%
66%
Muslim
50%
50%
Other religion
29%
71%
Interfaith
20%
80%
Secularist
100%
0%
Total
52%
48%
12 | Appendix III to the Religious Archives Survey 2010
Material included in languages other than English
Material included in languages
other than English
Yes
No
Buddhist
50%
50%
Christian – Anglican
37%
63%
Christian – Catholic
82%
18%
Christian – Nonconformist
23%
77%
Christian – Other
32%
68%
Jewish
47%
53%
Muslim
50%
50%
Other religion
86%
14%
Interfaith
60%
40%
Secularist
25%
75%
Total
53%
47%
13 | Appendix III to the Religious Archives Survey 2010
Administration of the archives
Administration of
the archives
Volunteers
Paid administrative
staff of your
organisation
Professional archivists,
librarians or other
information managers
(paid or unpaid)
Buddhist
0%
100%
0%
Christian – Anglican
39%
31%
30%
Christian – Catholic
42%
19%
39%
Christian –
Nonconformist
46%
33%
21%
Christian – Other
31%
54%
15%
Jewish
49%
41%
10%
Muslim
100%
0%
0%
Other religion
87.5%
12.5%
0%
Interfaith
0%
50%
50%
Secularist
20%
0%
80%
Total
41%
31%
28%
Provision of storage accomodation
Provision of storage
accomodation
Yes
No
Buddhist
75%
25%
Christian – Anglican
90%
10%
Christian – Catholic
97%
3%
Christian – Nonconformist
89%
11%
Christian – Other
93%
7%
Jewish
81%
19%
Muslim
100%
0%
Other religion
71%
29%
Interfaith
100%
0%
Secularist
100%
0%
Total
91%
9%
15 | Appendix III to the Religious Archives Survey 2010
Provision of separate room for consultation of archives
Provision of separate room for
consultation of archives
Yes
No
Buddhist
33%
67%
Christian – Anglican
46%
54%
Christian – Catholic
58%
42%
Christian – Nonconformist
68%
32%
Christian – Other
24%
76%
Jewish
42%
58%
Muslim
50%
50%
Other religion
43%
57%
Interfaith
80%
20%
Secularist
100%
0%
Total
52%
48%
Protection of rooms against fire, flood and theft
Protection of
archives against fire,
flood and theft
All rooms are
protected
Most rooms
are protected
Some rooms
are protected
None of the
rooms are
protected
Buddhist
75%
25%
0%
0%
Christian – Anglican
44%
10%
5%
41%
Christian – Catholic
44%
10%
8%
38%
Christian –
Nonconformist
49%
11%
5%
35%
Christian – Other
38%
10%
7%
45%
Jewish
45%
10%
6%
39%
Muslim
0%
0%
0%
100%
Other religion
14%
0%
43%
43%
Interfaith
40%
20%
20%
20%
Secularist
75%
0%
0%
25%
Total
44%
10%
7%
39%
Temperature and humidity levels monitored in storage area
Temperature and humidity levels
monitored in storage area
Yes
No
Buddhist
50%
50%
Christian – Anglican
22%
78%
Christian – Catholic
31%
69%
Christian – Nonconformist
33%
67%
Christian – Other
19%
81%
Jewish
16%
84%
Muslim
0%
100%
Other religion
14%
86%
Interfaith
60%
40%
Secularist
75%
25%
Total
27%
73%
18 | Appendix III to the Religious Archives Survey 2010
Temperature and humidity levels controlled in storage area
Temperature and humidity levels
controlled in storage area
Yes
No
Buddhist
25%
75%
Christian – Anglican
22%
78%
Christian – Catholic
36%
64%
Christian – Nonconformist
40%
60%
Christian – Other
39%
61%
Jewish
10%
90%
Muslim
0%
100%
Other religion
14%
86%
Interfaith
60%
40%
Secularist
75%
25%
Total
31%
69%
19 | Appendix III to the Religious Archives Survey 2010
Archives affected by mould or damp in the last five years
Archives affected by mould or
damp in the last five years
Yes
No
Buddhist
0%
100%
Christian – Anglican
10%
90%
Christian – Catholic
11%
89%
Christian – Nonconformist
5%
95%
Christian – Other
4%
96%
Jewish
13%
87%
Muslim
0%
100%
Other religion
0%
100%
Interfaith
40%
60%
Secularist
25%
75%
Total
9%
91%
20 | Appendix III to the Religious Archives Survey 2010
Expansion space available for archives
Expansion space for archives
Yes
No
Buddhist
25%
75%
Christian – Anglican
69%
31%
Christian – Catholic
62%
38%
Christian – Nonconformist
58%
42%
Christian – Other
57%
43%
Jewish
61%
39%
Muslim
50%
50%
Other religion
29%
71%
Interfaith
60%
40%
Secularist
100%
0%
Total
62%
38%
21 | Appendix III to the Religious Archives Survey 2010
Cataloguing of archives
Cataloguing of archives
Wholly
uncatalogued?
Partly
catalogued?
Fully
catalogued?
Buddhist
25%
75%
0%
Christian – Anglican
22.5%
59.5%
18%
Christian – Catholic
18%
64%
18%
Christian – Nonconformist
26%
65%
9%
Christian – Other
31%
45%
24%
Jewish
45%
32%
23%
Muslim
100%
0%
0%
Other religion
29%
57%
14%
Interfaith
0%
100%
0%
Secularist
25%
75%
0%
Total
25%
58%
17%
22 | Appendix III to the Religious Archives Survey 2010
Published descriptions of archives
Published descriptions of archives
Yes
No
Buddhist
50%
50%
Christian – Anglican
19%
81%
Christian – Catholic
18%
82%
Christian – Nonconformist
25%
75%
Christian – Other
7%
93%
Jewish
21%
79%
Muslim
0%
100%
Other religion
14%
86%
Interfaith
60%
40%
Secularist
0%
100%
Total
19%
81%
23 | Appendix III to the Religious Archives Survey 2010
Appendix IV: Religious Archives Survey questionnaire
Religious Archives Survey 2010
The Religious Archives Group and Society of Archivists in association
with The National Archives
The purpose of this survey is to identify significant archives, whether institutional records or papers of
individuals and families, held by religious organisations (including charities and educational foundations
which are inspired by specific faiths) in order to promote future preservation. The survey covers material generated by religions currently practised within the United Kingdom. The project is being carried
out with the assistance of a generous grant from the Pilgrim Trust.
Please note: access to your archives will remain entirely a matter for your own discretion and answering this questionnaire will not in any way affect your ownership or control over the archives in your
custody.
If you have any queries, or need help in answering the questions, please contact the project’s Resource
Discovery Officer:
Claire Muller
Resource Discovery Officer
Archives Sector Development
The National Archives
Kew
TW9 4DU
02083925330 ext. 2603
[email protected]
Please ask whoever you consider the most appropriate person to fill in the form or to provide you with
the necessary information.
___________________________________________________________________
In answering this questionnaire, your institution will fall into at least one of three categories:
No archives have survived. Please respond to Q. 1 only by answering ‘NO’.
The archives which have survived have been deposited elsewhere with another institution.
Please answer Q. 1-2.
Your institution has retained its archives and historical records. Please answer all questions
apart from Q. 2.
If some archives have been deposited and some retained, please answer all questions.
If you find insufficient space in the comment box when answering a question, please continue on a
separate piece of paper and attach this when returning the survey.
Your details:
Name and position
Name and address of
institution:
Email:
Telephone:
Governing body:
1. Does your institution or organisation hold archives itself (these will usually be over 20
years old as opposed to modern records in current use)?
Please mark ‘x’ in one box
Yes
No
Note: archives can include any quantity of material relating to all aspects of an
organisation, family or individual’s activities including worship, membership,
property and financial affairs, as well as governance and legal matters. They can
be written on paper, parchment or other materials or exist in the form of photographs, computer discs and films, videos, tape recordings, CDs or in other audiovisual or electronic form.
Please do not include printed book collections or printed periodicals/magazines.
While historical records will usually be at least 20 years old, some relating to an
anniversary, visits from dignitaries or a special event, may be more recent.
2. If you have deposited such archives with another institution, please give its name and address and, if possible, the nature and covering dates of the archives.
e.g. Berkshire Record Office/ Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies
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Survey continued overleaf
3. If you have retained archives, please indicate their nature, covering dates, format (paper,
digital or other materials) and approximate quantity (linear metres or, for smaller archives,
boxes, bundles, files, volumes and other storage units). Please specify in your answer any papers of any prominent individuals, families or organisations which you also hold among your
archives.
e.g.
Wessex Mosque financial records, deeds and photographs mid 19th-20th century (100 banker’s
boxes)
Poplar Jewish Relief Committee minutes c. 1910-80 (4 files, 3 volumes)
Personal papers of Dr Anthony Proudie (1810-1890), Bishop of Barchester
If you have any further information about the papers of prominent individuals or families
which remain in private hands, please tick the box below and our Resource Discovery Officer
will contact you to discuss whether we can follow this up with the owner or custodian
Please give details of any important series of statistical data that are among your archives:
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4. Do you allow the general public to consult your archives in person?
Yes
Please mark ‘x’ in one box
No
5. Are these archives continuing to be added
to as material passes out of current use?
Yes
Please mark ‘x’ in one box
No
6. Do your archives include material written
in languages other than English?
Yes
Please mark ‘x’ in one box
No
If yes, please specify below.
e.g. Latin, French, Welsh, Gaelic, Pali, Arabic, Farsi
7. Are your archives administered on your
premises by :
Please mark ‘x’ in all boxes that apply
Volunteers?
Paid administrative staff of your organisation?
Professional archivists, librarians or other information managers (paid or unpaid)?
Survey continued overleaf
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8. Is accommodation provided
for the archives in terms of:
Yes
No
Storage?
Please mark ‘x’ in two boxes
A separate room where they can be consulted?
Please qualify as necessary:
e.g. There is a strong room in which the archives are held but they need to be consulted in the
archivist’s office/ in the library/ at a desk in the administration manager’s office.
9. Are all the rooms in which
the archives are kept protected against flooding, fire
and theft?
All rooms are protected
Most rooms are protected
Only some rooms are protected
Please mark ‘x’ in one box
None of the rooms are protected
If only some areas are protected, please estimate the proportion of your archives kept in
storage areas protected against risk.
e.g. 50% of areas are protected against such risks but the rest of the archives are kept in unsuitable lock-up garages used as outstores.
10. Are temperature and relative humidity levels:
Please mark ‘x’ in all boxes
that apply
Monitored in the storage areas?
Controlled in the storage areas (e.g. by radiators with thermostats or air conditioning)?
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11. Have your archives been affected by
mould or damp in the last five years?
Yes
Please mark ‘x’ in one box
No
12. Do you have expansion space to house
additions to your archives for the foreseeable future?
Yes
No
Please mark ‘x’ in one box
Please give details:
e.g. Our space for archive storage will run out in 1/3/5 or more years’ time.
13. Are your archives:
Wholly un-catalogued?
Please mark ‘x’ in one box
Partly catalogued?
Fully catalogued?
If your archives are catalogued in some way, please specify the format:
e.g. card indexes, word processed or other typed lists, electronic catalogues.
Please tick the box if you would be prepared to send lists or inventories of your archives to
the National Register of Archives at the National Archives in London, or, for material relating
to Scotland, the National Register of Archives for Scotland at a later date.
Ticking ’yes’ will indicate that The National Archives can contact you to arrange the sending of lists.
Yes: am happy to be contacted
No: I do not wish to be contacted
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14. Are there published descriptions of your
archives?
Please mark ‘x’ in one box
Yes
No
If there is a published guide please give details below.
If not, we would be grateful if you would send us any short article, leaflet or other description
which gives details of your archives (see address at end).
15. Please provide any other comments about current major achievements, challenges or development needs for the preservation or accessibility of your archives in the future.
e.g. ‘We organised a major centenary exhibition last year based on material drawn from our archives’ or ‘we need someone to sort and catalogue the archives’, ‘some of our material has been
damaged by damp and needs to be treated’, ’our buildings are unsuitable for the long-term storage of archives’.
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Thank you for answering this questionnaire. Your response is greatly appreciated.
The data will be held by The National Archives on behalf of the project partners including the
Society of Archivists and the Religious Archives Group. Unless you cross the box below, summary information supplied in answer to questions 2 and 3 or complete lists supplied in answer
to question 13, will be added to the National Register of Archives which researchers may consult. As a public body, The National Archives may have to consider disclosing other information in the responses if a request is received under the Freedom of Information Act but it will
only do so after consulting you.
Access to your archives will remain entirely a matter for your own discretion and answering
this questionnaire will not in any way affect your ownership or control over the archives in
your custody.
I do not want this information added to the National Register of Archives.
If you do cross the box, please indicate if any of the information can be made available:
e.g. Contact details may be made available but not lists of the archives provided in Q.13
Please return to:
Claire Muller
Resource Discovery Officer
Archives Sector Development
The National Archives
Kew
TW9 4DU
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Appendix V: Religious Archives Survey covering letter 21 July 2010
Dear Colleague
Religious Archives Survey 2009-10
We are writing to invite your participation in the first comprehensive survey of religious
archives ever to be conducted in the United Kingdom. Our constituent countries have a
rich and diverse religious history, but the written records tracing its development are at
present only partially known. The survey will cover the historical records, in all formats, of
all faith communities and of organisations which have their roots in religion. It does not
extend to records in current use but covers those which are likely to be of continuing long
-term importance.
The survey is a joint initiative of the Religious Archives Group (a voluntary association of
individuals responsible for, or users of, religious archives), the Society of Archivists and
The National Archives (which maintains the National Register of Archives). It is being
substantially funded by the Pilgrim Trust, a national charity.
The survey has been entirely conceived for the 'common good'. It is totally unconnected
with any particular political, religious or other viewpoint. The survey is being overseen by
an independent project board with an appropriate combination of faith, archival and
academic expertise. Its members are listed below.
The survey aims to improve the coverage of religious archives in the National Register of
Archives, with a view to promoting the long-term preservation of the records of faithbased communities and organisations. These continue to shape our national heritage and
society. The Register already includes several thousand lists of historical records created
by religious organisations, but its coverage in this area is uneven and far from complete.
A better knowledge of which religious archives have survived, and where they are
located, will benefit the creators and owners of such archives, as well as the wider
archival and user communities. In particular, such knowledge should assist the creators
and owners to realise the full potential of their archives in advancing the objectives of
their own organisations and faith communities. It will also help them to identify
opportunities, including collaborative ones, for the improved maintenance of such
historical records.
Accordingly, we would be very grateful if you could find time to complete the enclosed
questionnaire about those archives you may be responsible for. Any information which
you can supply will assist us greatly in mapping out the existence and future needs of
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such material. Your reply will not affect your ownership or control over your archives in
any way.
A stamped addressed envelope is enclosed for returns on paper but there is also an
electronic form on the Religious Archives Group's website for those who would prefer to
use it at http://rylibweb.man.ac.uk/rag2/activities/RAGQuestionnaire.html.
If you could return the completed questionnaire within a month of despatch it would be
appreciated.
Please contact our Resource Discovery Officer (details below) by email, telephone or
post if you need further help in filling out the questionnaire.
Yours sincerely,
Dr Clive Field OBE Chair of the Religious Archives Survey Steering Committee
(University of Birmingham)
Committee members:
Professor Humayun Ansari OBE (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Dr Rachel Cosgrave (Lambeth Palace Library)
Dr Norman James (The National Archives)
Jenny Moran (Society of Archivists)
Andrew Nicoll (Scottish Catholic Archives)
Dr Michael Pearson (The National Library of Wales)
Karen Robson (Hartley Library, University of Southampton)
Rosemary Seton (Religious Archives Group)
Claire Muller (Resource Discovery Officer)
Archives Sector Development
The National Archives
Ruskin Avenue
Kew, Richmond TW9 4DU
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 020 8392 5330 x2603.
Unfortunately, we are currently unable to provide the questionnaire in languages other
than English. Please notify us if you cannot complete this questionnaire in English.
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Appendix VI: Survey of personal papers: survey letter and form
29 May 2010
Dear
The Religious Archives Group, in association with the Society of Archivists, and The
National Archives, is currently carrying out a comprehensive survey of religious
archives in the United Kingdom with funding from the Pilgrim Trust, a national
charity. A description of the project is attached. However, we are conscious that
much of the record of religious life in this country is captured not in the official
archives of faith organisations, but in the personal papers of religious leaders and
other prominent members of faiths practised in the different parts of the UK.
We are therefore writing to ask if you have considered the issue of the future
disposition of any personal papers which you have retained. These may be letters
written to you, personal diaries, unpublished writings or papers accumulated in the
course of your own activities, together with photographs, recordings and other
working papers remaining in your possession and ownership (rather than official
papers relating to work on behalf of religious bodies or organisations and retained
by them as part of their current records or archives). It would also be beneficial if
you would tell us whether you would find it helpful if more general guidance was
provided about the significance and preservation of religious figures’ papers and the
options for their future care. This could be provided under the auspices of the
Religious Archives Group or your own religious tradition.
We have no wish to interfere in any way with your personal property, affairs or the
disposition of papers which you may currently retain. Nor are we acting as collecting
agents for individual record offices and other institutions which can provide
permanent homes for such papers. However, we do wish to encourage and promote
the safe preservation of such material which is likely to form an important body of
sources for studying the religious history of the United Kingdom in the future. It is
also quite understood that such papers will normally be closed to research while
they remain in your custody, or if retained by your family or executors in the future,
and that only when deposited with a record office, specialist library or other
institution and specifically opened for research are they likely to become more
widely available for study.
If you would be kind enough to spare a few minutes to fill in the boxes on the
enclosed form, this would greatly assist us in shaping our future guidance and
advice in this area. The information will be held at The National Archives in
accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998, which will safeguard
your confidentiality. The information will be held for the purposes of assessing and
promoting the preservation of the UK’s heritage in the field of religious archives and
will not be divulged to third parties beyond the Religious Archives Group, its survey
steering committee and The National Archives without first consulting you.
Yours sincerely
Dr Clive Field OBE, Chair of the Religious Archives Group Steering Committee
(University of Birmingham)
Committee members:
Professor Humayun Ansari OBE (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Dr Rachel Cosgrave (Lambeth Palace Library)
Dr Norman James (The National Archives)
Jenny Moran (Society of Archivists)
Andrew Nicoll (Scottish Catholic Archives)
Dr Michael Pearson (The National Library of Wales)
Karen Robson (Hartley Library, University of Southampton)
Rosemary Seton (Religious Archives Group)
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RELIGIOUS ARCHIVES SURVEY 2010: PERSONAL PAPERS
Please tick the following boxes where applicable and return to the following in the
pre-paid envelope provided:
Philip Gale
Religious Archives Survey Project
Private Archives Team
c/o Archives Sector Development
The National Archives
Kew
Richmond
TW9 4DU
Your name (block capitals please):
I have already made, or intend to make [delete as appropriate], arrangements
for the preservation of my personal papers.
□
I would welcome further general advice from the Religious Archives Group on
its website about the preservation and care of personal papers.
□
I would welcome general advice from an appropriate official body within my
own religious community instead of/ in addition to [delete as appropriate]
guidance in published form from the Religious Archives Group about the
preservation and care of personal papers.
□
I would not welcome any further initiatives in respect of personal papers.
□
Please turn over
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Any additional comments or information? Please add below.
Signature:
Thank you very much for your assistance. A reply-paid envelope is enclosed
for your convenience.
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