About the Archive Service

Head of Archives and Heritage: Joanna Terry - Phone: 01785 278380

The role of the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service is to locate, collect and preserve archives relating to past and present life in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent and to make them available to the people of Staffordshire and its visitors.

The Archive Service is administered under a Joint Agreement for Archive Services and is jointly funded by Staffordshire County Council and Stoke on Trent City Council.  It is accountable to the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Joint Archives Committee, made up of elected members of the two local Authorities, and is run according to a range of Plans, Policies and Strategies approved by the Committee.

Since November 2012 the Archive Service and the Staffordshire County Museum Service have been jointly managed as the Archives and Heritage Service, within Tourism and the Cultural County, in the Place Directorate. In the City of Stoke-on-Trent, the Archive Service forms part of the Directorate of Adult Health and Community Services.

Our Record Offices

There are three record offices which form the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service:

We also have family and local history sources available for Burton at Burton Family and Local History Centre in Burton Library.

The William Salt Library, Stafford is run closely with the Archive Service.

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