The Midlands

Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham

Three children in winter clothing eating from bowls

Image credit: Save the Children Archive: Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham (reference: SCF/PP/OP/1/EURO/4)

Cadbury Research Library completed their Save the Children cataloguing project. The archive provides over 21,000 catalogue entries about the development of a modern charity, post-colonialism, child rights, and health and education.

Leonard Cheshire Archive

Two women looking at shelves of tape recordings

Image credit: Leonard Cheshire Archive

Leonard Cheshire Archive have been digitising their historic sound collection, charting the charity’s history, the experiences of disabled people and the development of social care. Digital volunteers transcribed recordings and started a podcast during lockdown.

Rugby School Archives and Special Collections

A small wooden statue and a wooden mask

Image credit: Rugby School Archives and Special Collections

Rugby School has started a research project to study the role that class and colonialism played in the history of British schools and is working with university partners to provide research internships in this area.

Warwickshire County Record Office

A collection of historical papers

Image credit: Warwickshire County Record office

The Warwickshire Online Volunteer Network (WOVeN) has worked with volunteers remotely to create a searchable index of digitised images, enabling volunteers to improve their digital skills and boost their confidence.