The Archives maintained by the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum have been collected to support the collecting remit of the museum with special reference to folk life and transport. Overall the archival collections consist of over half a million items. They cover subjects such as air, land and sea transport, settlement and dwelling, crafts, costume and textiles, agriculture, working life, community life, domestic life, oral and musical tradition, language and dialect, calendar customs, belief and religious traditions etc.
The collections extend across the following areas:
• Photographic & Film Archive
• BBC Northern Ireland Archive
• Sound Archive
• Library & Document Archive
• Ulster Dialect & Linguistic Diversity Archive
The collections contains over half a million items comprising books, photographs, films and videos, plans, original documents, newspaper cuttings and other paper-based materials.
Documentation systems vary across collection types: a manual card catalogue is available for library materials; details of photographic collections are recorded electronically on MS Excel; and sound recordings are detailed in a series of Tape Registers, which is in the process of automation with reels deposited from 1962-1980 recorded on to computer. Consult with staff for further information.
Material is acquired primarily by donation, but also through purchase.