The Keep is a major new archive centre in the Falmer area of Brighton. It is a shared facility, housing the East Sussex Record Office, the local history collection of the Royal Pavilion and Museums of Brighton and Hove, and the University of Sussex Special Collections, including the Mass Observation Archive. It also houses the Sussex Family History Group.
The Keep provides single integrated public access for the three archive services, state of the art preservation and conservation of records of all kinds and an unparalleled resource for learning and research.
The Keep website provides further detail about its unique content, its excellent events and how to search the collections. It contains information, archives, resources and multimedia on a vast range of topics: anyone can explore these topics in various ways by simply entering a search term on the site.
Why Does The Keep Need Friends?
The Keep needs Friends now – more than ever before. FoTKA, and its predecessor FESRO (Friends of East Sussex Record Office) have, for decades, performed an enormously valuable and valued role in raising funds for The Keep. The Keep also benefits from the work of volunteers, many of whom are Friends.