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#Archive30

This April's #Archive30 campaign meant we could share Somerset's remarkable collections with people from all over the world.

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CoronavirusCommunity Archive

We’re asking for your help in contributing to a community archive about experiences in Somerset and Devon during the Coronavirus emergency.

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Access to ArchivesDuring Lockdown

Find out how to continue your historical research remotely

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Digital Preservation

Digital Preservation is a very fast-moving field within archives.

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How to Access theLuttrell Collection

Discover the vast and fascinating archive of the Luttrell family, former owners of Dunster Castle.

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Exeter City FCArchive

The sporting heritage of Exeter City Football Club is being preserved and made available.

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Wordsworth’s250th Birthday

William Wordsworth will be celebrated from London to the Lake District and all around the world. But we should remember him in Somerset as well.

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Remembering MargeryRowe

We were very sorry to learn of the death of Margery Rowe, County Archivist of Devon from 1977 to 1996. Margery belonged to a pioneering generation of English archivists.

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Devon in the 1920sa research collaboration

‘Devon in the 1920s’ is a research collaboration hosted by Devon History Society in partnership with the South West Heritage Trust and Devon Family History Society.

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Embracing the ink splatsa celebration of Takeover Day

Senior Archivist Esther Hoyle writes about her reflections on past Take Over Days and the upcoming anniversary event.

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Devon Archives and LocalStudies Closure Period

Brian Carpenter, Community Learning Officer at Devon Heritage Centre, wrote about their 2020 Closure Period.

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Students Inspired bySurrealist Art

Surreal art on display at the Museum of Somerset has provided powerful inspiration for local students.