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Sally-Anne Shearn



I’m Collections Information Archivist here at the Borthwick Institute, with additional responsibility for our volunteering programme.  I joined the Borthwick in March 2014 as a Searchroom Assistant, having recently completed my Archive and Records Management diploma at the University of Dundee.  Prior to moving to York, I volunteered at Wiltshire Museum, Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, the Science Museum Library and Archive, and Caernarfon Record Office.

From 2015-2017 I was Genesis Project Archivist, a 2 year project to create the Institute’s first online catalogue using AtoM, or Access to Memory, a web based, open source application for archival description and access.  Then from 2017-2019 I catalogued the archives of the Rowntree family and Trusts as part of a Wellcome Trust funded project to improve access to archives relating to the social sciences.

My primary research interests are the Crewe family of Crewe Hall, Cheshire; women in the archives; and the history of early modern Wales.


Diploma in Archives and Records Management University of Dundee
PhD (Welsh History) University of Wales, Bangor
MA (Welsh History) University of Wales, Bangor
BA (Medieval and Early Modern History) University of Wales, Bangor