RAG Guidance

As part of the Religious Archives Support Plan, RAG produces its own guidance for religious archives.

1. Preserving Your Personal Papers: A Guide For Owners
2. Guidance to Trustees on the Disposal of Archives

3. Archives for Beginners
An introduction to looking after religious archives based on a training course run by RAG in June 2013 (some of these files have been since updated)

0. Contents
1. Definitions
2. Collecting
3. Arrangement
4. Description
5. Storage
6. Collection Care
7. Access
8. Further reading

4. Managing Your Archives. Policies for Small Religious Repositories (revised)

We also produce a yearly list of religious anniversaries to help archives plan future projects. The list for 2014-2017 is now available:

Religious Anniversaries 2013

The Legal bit …

Guidance material at 1, 3 and 4 above was prepared by Dr Tim Powell, Senior Adviser: Religious Archives at The National Archives for the Religious Archives Group.  This guidance is © Crown copyright 2014.

You may re-use this information free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. To view this licence, visit


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