I was at the Archives to research on Thursday morning, At present, you need an appointment. Having an appointment has advantages. Olga knew what I wanted and had the volumes I needed to hand with a generously distanced workspace set up.
Encountering City Archvisit Paul Henry on leaving he mentioned that the next stage of opening up is anticipated for 7 September. Partner library volunteers will be able to work again. Lessons have been learned during the pandemic and it won’t be business as before COVID.
Paul even suggested that they’re thinking about opening the meeting space although not immediately after the 7th.
A project to catalogue 30,000 items — only vaguely labelled boxes — like “legal” written on the outside — has just started with the first 100 boxes done.
Did you know the current Archives Building has now been in operation for 10 years!