Archives Revealed cataloguing grants awarded to nine archives

The first successful applicants to the Archives Revealed cataloguing grants programme have been announced. The scheme, which is supported by The National Archives, The Pilgrim Trust, the Wolfson Foundation and the Foyle Foundation, has awarded £281,258 to nine archives across the UK.

Jeff James, Chief Executive and Keeper of The National Archives, said:

‘Cataloguing archives is the key to revealing the hidden riches of our documentary heritage. For that reason we are delighted to announce funding for the cataloguing of nine highly significant collections from across the country, transforming access to those archives, allowing new discoveries to be made and new stories to be told.’

Georgina Naylor, Chief Executive of the Pilgrim Trust, said:

‘The Pilgrim Trust is delighted to support the cataloguing of nine fascinating and important archive collections through the Archives Revealed programme. These previously hidden collections will now be made available to the public and to researchers, and we are looking forward to seeing the successful archive services demonstrate the value of the archive collections by enabling more people to research, view and learn from the material.’

The successful projects are:

Berwick Records Office (Northumberland Archives) for ‘Twixt Thistle and Rose: Unlocking Berwick Borough’s Archives’

British Motor Heritage Industry Trust for ‘The British Leyland Collection: The Art of Selling’

Media Archive for Central England Midland for ‘Community Video Collection: Rewind – Playback’

University of St Andrews for ‘Hidden Burgh: Restoring Cupar’s place at the heart of Fife’

Staffordshire Record Office for ‘The ‘Bawdy Courts’ of Lichfield: scandal laid bare, strife uncovered and beautiful buildings revealed’

Derbyshire Record Office for ‘The Franklin Papers: Discovering Franklin’

Aerospace Bristol for ‘Out of the Aircraft Hold’: The History of Aerospace Companies’

Explore York Libraries and Archives for ‘City of York Engineers and Architects Drawings: On The Drawing Board’

Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books for ‘Notes in the margins’: opening up the papers of children’s literary editors and agents.

Full details of the successful projects can be found on our Archives Revealed web pages.

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