Grainger Museum archive project

Do you use the archives at the Grainger Museum for your research? A comprehensive project is underway to re-arrange and describe the archives to increase discoverability and usability.

Currently, the archive is only partially described in the catalogues and database available via the Museum’s website, which can make it difficult for clients and staff to identify material relevant to their research.

The creation of new series and folder level descriptions will deliver more comprehensive information about material held in the archive and make it easier for you to identify which series, folders or single items will be relevant to your personal, public or academic research.

The project began with the archives' correspondence series and so far, data has been captured for thousands of new entries to be added to the Grainger Museum's database. The project has also provided a unique opportunity for Grainger Museum staff to deepen their understanding of Percy Grainger and his archival collection. This additional information on the archival collection will be made available in the near future.

Image: Discarded boxes resulting from the archives project