Kent Archive Service Policies

Mission Statement

Kent Archives: Keepers of Kent’s Memory
Collecting, preserving, sharing, exploring Kent’s unique history

Our mission is to curate and promote the written heritage of Kent.  We aim to make the collections in our care as widely accessible as possible, in the public search room at the Kent History and Library Centre, in Kent’s larger libraries, and through modern digital channels along with traditional skills of interpretation.  In doing so we aim to foster a sense of place, belonging and local identity among all Kent’s communities,  promote wellbeing through the doing and enjoyment of history, and to facilitate new paths of research into Kent’s history, for pleasure and publication throughout Kent and in the wider World.

Kent Archive Service Access Policy 2017 final (178 KB)

Kent Archive Service Collecting Policy 2016 (204 KB)