The Regimental archive consists of official and incidental documents, journals, brochures and photographs. These are, within current MOD access rules, available for research be it for academic, personal or academic study or for family history. Please see The Keep Military Museum's Research page* for details of the service provide by the Museum and its staff.
The paragraphs below set out which research/enquiry services are currently available and those that we aspire to make available by Spring 2008.
The D and D Archive will include digitised copies of editions of the regimental journals published between 1959 and 2004. They will be available on line and will be fully searchable by event, topic and individuals name. In the meantime, manual searches can be conducted.
The Regiment's Pictorial History and journal articles provide the framework of our history and of course the flavour of the time. In order to expand our history, the Keep Military Museum is setting up a Virtual Archive, to which members of the Devon and Dorset Regiment and its wider regimental family will be invited to contribute too. Submissions, from Spring 2008 will be written, documentary, oral or photographic.
We request that, to make material easily available, those making submissions to the Virtual Archive confine each submission to the appropriate topic area. This will save editing and ensure that your piece is as accessible and as useful as possible to those searching the Archive.
All materials submitted will be reviewed by the Archivist and if necessary edited before being added to the archive. The Keep can not and will not make available libellous or otherwise inappropriate material through the archive.