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Donated material can include photographs, diaries, club records, correspondence, newspaper cuttings, programmes and reports on community events.  Conservors carefully clean and dust the items. Then they enclose the material and pack it into acid-free folders or boxes. The material is catalogued with appropriate descriptions listed ready for the data entry volunteers.

Data Entry
FDCA uses a computer database call PastPerfect which is an internationally recognized cataloguing programme especially designed for small museums and community-based archives. This programme records all the archival material entered in by the data entry volunteers.  Researchers are able to visit the archive in Feilding and use key words for names as search terms to locate items of interest.


All boxed items are given accession number as well as their shelf location within the archive storeroom. Standard archival processes are followed to allow easy retrieval of items through recording box locations on the PastPerfect programme.

Visitors are able to come to the FDCA on Thursdays 10am - 4pm to research. There are workers at FDCA who are willing to conduct requested research queries. A research fee applies. Photocopy and mailing charges will also apply.           

Would you like to volunteer?
Interested?  If you would like to know more about volunteering at the Feilding & Districts Community Archive, get in touch with the archive manager by phoning (323 6401) or by clicking here to email.  Or you can download our Volunteer Application Form and drop it off at FDCA.