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Emma: Acquisitions

Emma

Acquisitions

'The LMA is famous for London-based family history, but we also acquire many other collections which contribute to the history of the Greater London area. These include records of associations, businesses, charities and hospitals to name just a few examples. The majority of my work consists of deciding whether collections offered to LMA are most suitably placed with us, or with another repository.'

Decisive, Advisor, Self-motivated, Retrievals, Negotiator

London Metropolitan Archives receives in excess of 100 collections a year and Emma deals with enquiries from potential and existing depositors, deciding which documents London Metropolitan Archives will accept. She also accompanies the Service Assistants in the van on bi-weekly retrieval journeys. Emma is also responsible for accessioning records once they have been deposited.

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