Retrievals and returns

Boxes, and individual files within a box, can be retrieved from the Modern Records Store (MRS). Staffing levels permitting, files will be hand delivered to departments based on the Edgbaston campus.

Requesting individual files

  1. Complete a retrieval request form (Word - 33KB) detailing the name of file required and its location and/or unique serial number
  2. Email this form to the MRS
  3. Under normal circumstances material will be retrieved within two working days and, if located on the Edgbaston campus, delivered to you. In exceptional circumstances you may be required to fetch the file yourself from the reception desk of the Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections, located on the lower ground floor of the Muirhead Tower
  4. Once you have finished with the requested file, email the MRS. We will collect the item and return it to the appropriate box in the store

Due to security reasons files will never be sent, nor should be received, via the internal post.

Requesting entire boxes

  1. Complete a retrieval request form (Word - 33KB) detailing the location and/or unique serial number of your box
  2. Email this form to the MRS
  3. If the box is to be returned to you permanently, the MRS will cover the cost of delivery via Portering Services. If the box is a temporary return, and you intend to send it back to the MRS at some point in the future, then you must arrange, and pay for, collection yourself
  4. If the box is being returned to the MRS, email the MRS to arrange for a mutually convenient time for the box to be accepted back into the store
Files of papers