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Introducing the new EYA team

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In December Explore Your Archive put out a call for volunteers to help expand their campaign and build on previous successes. We had a great response from people with a wide range of experience and interests in the sector. These volunteers will be joining the ARA Board Member who runs and oversees the campaign. As […]

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Taking History Day online – Creating a digital fair to discover history collections

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Since 2014, History Day has brought together students, researchers and history enthusiasts with professionals from archives, libraries, publishers and other organisations with history collections. Past History Days have taken place at Senate House in London, the home of the Institute of Historical Research Library and Senate House Library, the central library of the University of London. A fair with stalls representing different history organisations was set up to browse, […]

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Bridging the Digital Gap Traineeships Bring New Skills into Archives

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Today’s documentary evidence is recorded as a series of 0s and 1s and stored on hard drives and servers. Therefore, archives need technical people and new approaches to capture and preserve these digital records today to ensure they are available in the future.   Bridging the Digital Gap, the technical traineeship programme from The National Archives, aims to bring in new people with different skills and backgrounds to create a digitally equipped and more diverse workforce. Through these traineeships, talented […]

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ArchI’ve Campaigned

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The Archives and Records Association, Scotland’s social media campaigns: #ArchiveZ and Instagram I think it is safe to say that this year is a little different than most, no matter what part of the archives and record keeping sector we work in. With everything going on in the world just now, so many of our […]

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Accidental Travel

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In the UK, before Covid-19 many of us travelled with relatively little thought – whether by private or individual means, or public transport. But during lockdown our habits largely changed – certainly in terms of travelling any distance. As lockdown eases we’re being urged to avoid public transport where possible – and transport workers have […]

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#ExploreYourArchive Day: a focus for our campaign

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Have you heard about #ExploreYourArchive Day? Read on to find out all about it… What is #ExploreYourArchive Day? We introduced #ExploreYourArchive Day in March 2020 to provide a focus day for showcasing archive collections that are related to our monthly campaign themes. When does #ExploreYourArchive Day take place? #ExploreYourArchive Day takes place on the 10th […]

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Affection, architecture and football in and beyond the archives: Archibald Leitch’s stadium plans in Art of Ayresome

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Teesside Archives’ collections feature a range of items relating to the area’s sporting heritage spanning club records, oral histories, plans, photographs and programmes.   Amongst the highlights on the sporting collections are a number of Ayresome Park football stadium plans by world-acclaimed stadium designer Archibald Leitch, recently digitised and currently on show as part of […]

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With Love from Dunkirk

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A few months ago, through a series of coincidences, staff at Suffolk Archives discovered something remarkable. Amongst the records we hold for the Suffolk Regiment is a bundle of 41 long-lost letters. The letters were written during the retreat to Dunkirk, and for those who did not make it home they may well be their […]