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Gateway to the Past

This is the online catalogue of the

  • Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service
     
  • William Salt Library
     
  • Staffordshire Arts and Museum Service

Please note: the online catalogue is suffering from intermittent problems, which our IT colleagues are working to resolve. We apologise for any inconvenience that this might cause.

The catalogue makes information about Staffordshire's archive and museum collections as accessible as possible through a single integrated database.

Search the catalogue

You can search the catalogue in two different ways:

  • Search: search only the title and description fields of all of the catalogue descriptions for the words you choose
     
  • Advanced Search: enables you to construct complex searches for items or collections

The catalogue also has pages which explain:

  • what the catalogue contains
     
  • tips for advanced searches
     
  • examples of advanced searches
     
  • how to access original items
     
  • how to obtain copies of documents
     
  • why information in some documents might be access restricted
     
  • answers to frequently asked questions

You can provide feedback about the functionality of the online catalogue through the catalogue’s ‘contact us’ page.

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