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Records and archives - withdrawals
The owners of archives deposited at the County Record Office may withdraw all or any part of them either temporarily (upon giving reasonable notice) or permanently (upon giving not less than six months notice).
During this period of notice, the County Record Office reserves the right to copy the records and to make these copies available for public research. If repaired documents are withdrawn from the County Record Office the owners undertake to reimburse the County Record Office for the costs of the repairs.
If you are the owner of the records, then you may withdraw them for exhibition. The County Record Office also has lockable exhibition cases available for loan.
County Record Office conditions of deposit
If you already have records stored with us or you are considering doing so, you might find it useful to familiarise yourself with our full conditions of deposit. More information on depositing records can be found on the loans, donations and bequests page.
County Record Office preservation policy
The County Record Office cares for millions of documents of all shapes, sizes and ages which are housed in one purpose-adapted repository in Northallerton. As part of this work, we have established a preservation policy that encompasses all procedures and processes involved in the stabilisation and protection of documents to prolong their useful life and to minimise harmful effects.
The County Record Office follows several policies that govern its operations and the collection, storage and access of documents. For more details see the policies page.
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