Guide to Archive and Libraries in Jersey

by Hans Nørgaard

Jersey Archive

jerseyarchive-01.jpgThe purpose of the Jersey archive is to identify, select, collect, manage, preserve and provide access to the Island's records on behalf of the whole community, promoting Jersey's culture, heritage and sense of place both within its shores and beyond






jerseyarchive-02.jpgIn 1997 I was informed by archivist Miss C.D.E. Burke that The Royal Jersey Agricultural & Horticultural Society had deposited their records with the Archives Service. The minute books date from 1833 and the first Jersey Herd Book of Registration of Pedigree Stock dates from 1867. Another important collection is "The Couteur Family Papers".








The Photographic Archive of the Société Jersiaise











library-02.jpgThe collection contains about 40,000 professional and amateur images from the 1850s to the present day.










World Jersey Cattle Bureau's International Centre   

wjcblibrary-exhibition.jpgIn 1992 the Bureau opened an international centre in the Island to provide a focus for information relating to the Jersey breed. In 2001 the Bureau Centre moved from Howard Davis Farm to the new R.J.A. & H.S. headquarters




wjcblibrary-suzanne.jpgFor those desiring to engage in study of the history of the Jersey breed and visit the World Jersey Library please contact Suzanne Le Feuvre. World Jersey Cattle Bureau, Royal Jersey Showground, Trinity, Jersey JE3 5JP, Great Britain Tel: +44 1534 862327   Fax: +44 1534 865619 E-mail


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