About the Archives

The Richard Burton Archives is the corporate memory and archive repository of Swansea University and holds material of local, regional and national significance. The Archives selects, preserves and makes accessible to all the records of historical value created or acquired by the University. Through its holdings and the expertise of its staff the Archives actively supports the mission of the University to provide an environment of research excellence, to deliver an outstanding student experience with teaching of the highest quality, and to enrich the community and cultural life of Wales and beyond.

A Good Age for Archives

‘A Good Age for Archives’ takes place on Monday 26th November. This event is being held by the Richard Burton Archives, together with the Centre for Innovative Ageing, and will launch the British Society of Gerontology Archive. There will be talks from guest speakers as well as behind the scenes tours and a display of items from the collections held in the Archives that may be of interest to those studying ageing.

For more information and to book your free place please see the Eventbrite listing for A Good Age for Archives.

Industrial Heritage in Swansea

Many of the collections at the Richard Burton Archives are complemented by holdings elsewhere, including: