If you have records relating to people or places in Dorset, you might consider the benefits of placing these documents at the Dorset History Centre, where they will be kept in specialist storage facilities and be cared for by professional staff. Records can be received as an outright gift, or on ‘long-term loan’, where you can retain ownership of the documents whilst they are held here.
If you are interested in bequeathing archive material via the Dorset Archives Trust, you could complete a document donor form. This can be safely stored with your documents and will be acted upon by your executor(s).
To discuss a prospective gift or deposit, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org