This site exists so members of SABRE, and other people with a research interest in the UK road network, can pool their information on the byzantine and unfathomable archive and research facilities in the UK.
Principally it is intended as a listing of documents held at The National Archives, but will also contain information on any other archives that have been visited, facilities found there, helpfulness of their search system, tips and tricks to make the most of a visit, etc.
ArchiveWiki can now be accessed through the public access terminals and open wifi network at the National Archives in Kew.
Browse the full list of archive and library facilities found on the wiki. Click through to see guides to using each one and the files kept there.
|Beware - archive facilities are notoriously disorganised and many interesting items are misfiled.|
|Some files are delightful.|
|Steer clear of files that are a waste of time.|
Browse through the piles of non-archive material we have lying around that has also informed our research - old maps, books, bought items, found items, even e-mail transcripts where they have been useful.
Take a look at things that have been found in the online transcription of Hansard - discussions, debates, committee meetings, fleeting mentions of intriguing things and more. (This bit is new and might not do much yet.)
Take a look at some of the research topics that tie disparate files together, and get an inside view of the subjects we've been researching.
Help with using the wiki software, how to get started with adding and editing entries, house style tips and that sort of thing. Have a look before you get stuck in.
See who is part of the ArchiveWiki project and how to get in touch with them. Users' individual pages also contain details of any items of interest that they personally hold.
Pages that need attention
Can you help these pages? Please add to them. They long to be long.
How do I take part?
ArchiveWiki is secured and can only be edited by approved users. To find out how you reach this exalted status, see How to Get an Account.