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Coventry Archives

Want to donate? Please read on to find out if the item you wish to donate is eligible for acquisition

Coventry Archives will always collect material that it has a statutory duty to acquire generated by Coventry City council and other local authority offices.  We also wish to collect archive items that reflect the history of Coventry and the lives and experiences of all different groups of people, both past and present.

We aspire to collect all original:

  • Paper and parchment manuscripts
  • Printed and published material including books, pamphlets, newspapers, and periodicals
  • Photographs, slides and negatives, both published and unpublished
  • Maps: Ordnance Survey and those with specialist data
  • Building plans
  • Audio/Audio Visual recordings on film, DVD, video tape and CD or computer generated
  • Computer-generated records


We seek not to collect:

  • Photocopies of original material
  • Any objects – please speak to the Museum Curators separately
  • Any material that is outside of the geographical boundary of Coventry
  • Any material that is of a poor condition, unless it is deemed to be of historical significance


To make a donation, please complete a donation form and return it to Archivist Manager, Victoria Northridge.

We are unable to accept any donations without first receiving a completed form and ensuring items fit within the parameters of our collections policy.

Please call the Archivist Manager direct on 024 7623 7545 or email for more details about the donation process.

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