My archival career has led to work in the local government, business, private and higher education sectors, and the Lanchester archive is one of the most interesting collections I have encountered.
My work has involved sorting and cataloguing material, digitization, online services, records surveys, and websites. Some highlights include the records of Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the drawings and correspondence of cartoonist Carl Giles, the engineering records of the GE engineering works at Rugby (and predecessor companies), the Brooke Bond tea records held by Unilever, and the family and estate papers of the Noel family/Dukes of Gainsborough (Exton, Rutland).
I have also worked on the Donald Healey Motor Company archive at Warwickshire County Record Office so have dealt with two collections relating to cars – not bad for someone who can’t drive and has never owned a car. I also did some voluntary work for Culture Coventry on the Rootes material at the Coventry Archives & Research Centre, so am obviously a secret car enthusiast.