Category Archives: Archives

Feature: Barnardo’s Photographic Archive – wider issues

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Our August feature brings a wide angle lens to a controversial issue at the moment. Photographic historian Michael Pritchard considers the worth of Barnardo’s extensive and historically valuable photographic archive, which is currently being digitised ahead of an uncertain future. … Continue reading

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Historians and Charities

Fresh from talking to Save the Children about their founders and their early days, Emily Baughan writes for us on what historians and charities can learn from each other. When I first began research in the archives of Save the … Continue reading

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The Campaign goes on

Readers of this blog may have noticed a recent rare good news story in the press about charity archives. After several years of protracted negotiation, the records of leading development organisation Oxfam are to be donated to the Bodleian Library … Continue reading

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Disability and Children: The Children’s Society, 1889 to 1979

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Janine Stanford, The Children’s Society The Children’s Society Archive represents one of the voluntary sector’s most important archive collections and services. It is an in-house archive managed by The Children’s Society and is of national importance in terms of charting … Continue reading

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Launching the Campaign for Voluntary Sector Archives

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Georgina Brewis, Institute of Education A new Campaign for Voluntary Sector Archives was launched last Monday at the House of Lords.  The Campaign has grown out of concern for the neglect of archives and records across the voluntary sector. Unlike … Continue reading

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