Newham Museum Archaeology Project Archives

Newham Museum Service, 2000

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Introduction

Newham Museum Archaeological Service was closed down in 1998. Its digital archive was passed to the Archaeology Data Service by the London Borough of Redbridge. The archive represents some 10 years of fieldwork and incorporates the work of other units that had previously been closed including those associated with the Passmore Edwards Museum and the Manor Valley Museum. The archive as delivered consists of about 230 floppy disks containing over 6000 files totalling over 130 Mb of data. The files are in a variety of proprietary software formats and versions therein some of which are now 'archaic'.

The first priority has been the preservation of the archive. To achieve this all files have been migrated to our file server where they have become included in the general backup strategy. Now that the archive is safely preserved the ADS is committed to making its contents available.


Contents of the Archive

The material in the archive was not created with the view of being viewed as digital data. Much of the material is ephemera, administrative matter or internal and external correspondence. The site related material varies from finds lists, brief site summaries to full (sometimes unfinished) Level III Reports. The reports contain references to illustrations that were prepared by hand.  We do not have copies of the illustrations and hence we are not able to include them with the reports. There are also artefact databases for some sites.

There is material in the archive related to about 180 sites. The sites and the types of files associated with each of them are listed by Borough. Files for a number of sites are available for browsing on-line or, for databases, downloading.

Anybody requiring access to data for specific sites that are not yet available on-line is requested to email us. We will endevour to translate and present the material as quickly as we can.