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The Keep

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Records of charities and voluntary organisations: How to care for, or deposit, your archives and records

Archives and records are important assets for any organisation, and good record keeping is an increasingly important part of running a charity or community group. This introductory event is aimed at anyone who has an interest in the records of voluntary organisations, particularly staff, trustees or volunteers with responsibility for the organisational records and archives.

Organised by the ESRC-funded Discourses of Voluntary Action research project in association with the Mass Observation Archive and the British Academy Research Project 'Digitising the Mixed Economy of Welfare in Britain'

https://discoursesofvoluntaryaction.wordpress.com/ and http://www.voluntarysectorarchives.org.uk/

Cost of event: £5.00. We are requesting a small contribution to help cover catering costs.

Monday 17 September 2018

The Keep, Falmer, East Sussex

Programme

10.30 Registration, tea and coffee.

There will be the opportunity to take an optional ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour of The Keep.

11.00 Welcome and introductions

Kirsty Pattrick (Mass Observation Archive), Georgina Brewis and Rose Lindsey (ESRC Discourses of Voluntary Action project)

11.15 Charity Archives

Christopher Whittick (County Archivist for East Sussex)

12.00 The ‘Mendicity’ Charity Archive

Andrew Bennett (Brighton & Hove Archivist)

12.45 Lunch

There will be an opportunity to visit a display of materials in the Reading Room

1.30 Workshop Session A (choice of three)

2.30 Tea and Coffee

2.45 Workshop Session B (choice of three)

3.45 Final reflections

4pm Close

Workshop Sessions

Charlotte Clements (London South Bank University):

Where do I start with records management?

In this session you will learn about basic concepts in records management and work through some exercises designed to help you improve your record keeping. We will look at what policies you might need in place and some practical tips for keeping paper and digital records safe, while complying with relevant regulations such as GDPR. Charlotte Clements is the author of Records Management in Charities: A Toolkit for Improvement (2017).

Melissa Williams, Conservator, The Keep

This session will cover top tips on safeguarding your records; care and conservation. Melissa will provide advice and guidance on archive handling, basic cleaning and storage of material, along with information on recommended suppliers of resources.

Veronique Poutrel, External Funding Manager, East Sussex County Council

This workshop will introduce you to a range of funding opportunities available, along with practical advice and guidance.

Speakers

Through examples from their archive collections, Christopher Whittick and Andrew Bennett will share their knowledge and experience of what records organisations should keep, why they are important and the process of donating/depositing a collection.

Christopher Whittick, East Sussex County Archivist

Christopher will start with a brief account of charitable giving in the medieval period, and go on to describe the records of more modern charities – what the records can tell us about the property and investments which produced their income, the ways in which it was spent and the people who benefitted from it.

Andrew Bennett, Brighton & Hove Archivist, The Keep

Brighton Mendicity Society: a charity that operated in Brighton from the 1870s onwards offering help to Brighton’s very poorest residents. Andrew will be sharing findings from a volume he is currently editing for the Sussex Record Society

The Mendicity Society provided small grants for applicants to buy food, cover rent or purchase licenses for selling goods. Applicant’s were assessed on their need and these reports give a vivid insight into the lives of those living in extreme poverty in a time before the welfare state.

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