Friends of Suffolk Record Office

The Friends of Suffolk Record Office were formed in 1983, when they played a key role in raising £250,000 to buy the Elveden manuscripts, now held at the Ipswich branch.

Since then, the Friends have purchased many other fine archives for the Suffolk Record Office. In many cases these might have been lost to the county without their action.

The Friends help the Suffolk Record Office in many other ways, such as promoting the service, lobbying on its behalf and providing details of endangered archives. Recently we have also helped fund the cataloguing and conservation of collections.

FOSROView a selection of the documents we have acquired

FOSROFind out more about membership of FOSRO

FOSROClick here for papers relating to our 2016 AGM (23 September)

Please join us!

  • Help us go on securing valuable documents and records for Suffolk.
  • Help publicise and promote the Suffolk Record Office and its important work.
  • Have a voice in important discussions about the future of local archives and record offices.