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Under threat? Charity archives in the 21st century

Matthew McMurray (Royal Voluntary Service) and Philip Gale (The National Archives)

Institute of Education, 22 May 2014, 12.30-14.00

The records of voluntary sector organisations provide a unique perspective on social problems and social policy that is of value to voluntary sector staff, trustees and volunteersas well as to researchers and historians.

Yet, with ever growing pressure on Trustees to deliver their charity’s purpose in the most cost effective manner the archives of these organisations are in many cases marginalised, poorly resourced and even under the threat of disposal and destruction.

This talk by Matthew McMurray, archivist of Royal Voluntary Service and author of a new report on charity archives, will outline current evidence about voluntary sector archives in the UK based on his new research. Matthew’s talk will be followed by a response from Philip Gale of the National Archives.The seminaroffers a chance for wider discussion and exchange of ideas and information on the topic.

Venue: Library Teaching Room, Newsam Library and Archives, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

All welcome to this free event, but as places are limited please register in advance by emailing g.brewis@ioe.ac.uk

The event is organised in association with the Campaign for Voluntary Sector Archives, an initiative launched in 2012.

More information: http://www.ioe.ac.uk/newsEvents/97367.html



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