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)

5. Guidance on the Care of Archives of Religious Communities

6. RAG on-line archival resources for religious history of UK v6 (in light of Covid-19 restrictions)

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.

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