Please contact us before bringing in records or sending them to us. Telephone 01392 888700 or email email@example.com.
If you are depositing records in person, come to the reception at the Devon Heritage Centre. Please see our Directions page for information about how to find us. We have a free car park and can help you bring in records from your car. If you have a large quantity of records we may direct you to our loading bay. A member of staff will go through the records with you, and then you will fill in a temporary receipt form together. This form contains your contact details, details about the records, details of any records that need to have restricted access, and whether the deposit is a gift or loan. You will be given a copy of this form to take home with you.
We will re-box the records in acid-free boxes and folders so it does not matter too much what you put them in to transport them here. However, please make sure the records are in a reasonable understandable order. Please make sure the records are dry and insect-free, and let us know about any mould or other damage to them.
We will accession the records so that we have a complete record of the deposit, and will send you a formal receipt. This will give you the details of the reference numbers that have been given to your collection.
If we can, we will catalogue the records soon after deposit and send you a copy of the catalogue.
If you have to deposit records by post, we strongly advise you to use a courier or a 'signed-for' service. Our address is:
Devon Heritage Centre
Great Moor House