- 1933-2016 (Creation)
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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
The majority of site files were deposited with the Borthwick Institute by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in 2013. Further deposits were made in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Papers concerning individual sites in which the Trust had involvement, either as formal nature reserves, under management agreements or as sites of potential interest 1933-2012. Most files contain correspondence, maps, management plans and minutes.
Further accruals are expected.
System of arrangement
The 'Sites' subfonds is arranged in chronological order of the date of the Trust's formal acquisition of a site, or the formalisation of their involvement in a management agreement site.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws. 24 hours' notice is required to access photographic material.
Conditions governing reproduction
A reprographics service is available to researchers. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.
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Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Some files contain additional audiovisual material on compact disc, as well as data files on floppy disc. Access to such material may be restricted due to technical requirements; please contact the Borthwick Institute in advance.
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Allied materials area
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Description control area
Rules and/or conventions used
ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Created 12th October 2016 (LD).