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Archive of the British Society of Gerontology: Now Available via the Richard Burton Archive at Swansea University
The Society is very happy to announce that the Archive of the British Society of Gerontology is now freely available via the Richard Burton Archive at Swansea University.

This is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the history of British gerontology or of organisational history more generally, and we are very keen to promote its use amongst the BSG membership and beyond. The archive holds a vast range of materials, numbering over 44 ‘boxes’ covering everything from committee minutes to conference tote bags, covering almost 30 years of the Society’s history from 1974-2003. The archive is now fully electronically searchable and linked via the Swansea University webpage and the Archive Hub. It is open to anyone to visit by appointment and I can personally recommend a visit to the Richard Burton Archive for those of you who can make it. It is a wonderful space which hosts a fantastic variety of material of local, regional and national significance, such as the South Wales Coalfield Collection. The archivists are incredibly helpful and passionate about helping people make the most of these amazing resources.

The BSG is committed to this archiving project and preparations for the next step, to archive ongoing and future materials, will soon be underway. However, we want to ensure that this archive is not simply kept for posterity but is actively used by the wider research community. This is not simply part of our legacy, it is an opportunity to open up new future directions by drawing on the evidence of the past.


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