Types of archives

Archives can cover a whole manner of material, documents written on paper and parchment, photographs, maps, film and sound and in more recent years digital material.

The Hampshire Archives Trust are keen to help the preservation of all material that relates to our county, and to raise the profile of that material and enable public access and understanding.

We are fortunate that the county has a wonderful resource in the Hampshire Record Office and that the unitary authorities of Portsmouth and Southampton both maintain important collections.

There are also archives held in schools, in museums, in historic houses, in corporate archives, by community groups and in private collections, we have worked with all these organisation and others and are keen to engage will all archive collections whether they are modest of national significance.

Digital Records
Film and Sound Archives