Campaign for Voluntary Sector Archives is launched

Concern at neglect of archives in the Voluntary Sector 

The Campaign for Voluntary Sector Archives was launched at the House of Lords on 15 October.

The Campaign is led by a steering group of researchers, custodians, creators of records and others who wish to encourage charities, voluntary organisations, trusts and foundations to take responsibility for their archives by providing for their management, preservation, use and promotion.

oliver morley at cvsa launch 249x165Tristram Hunt, historian, MP and a Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Archives and History, spoke at the launch, alongside Oliver Morley, Keeper and Chief Executive of The National Archives, and Ruth Bond, Chair of the  National Federation of Women’s Institutes.  The formal launch was preceded by an afternoon of presentations about the issues and challenges: speakers included Judy Burg of the Hull History Centre, Carole Souter of the Heritage Lottery Fund and David MCullough of WRVS.

The Campaign aims to convince charity leaders and trustees that archives have relevance for an organisation’s current work.tristram hunt at cvsa 249 x 269

The Campaign website is at

Photographs  of Oliver Morley, left and Tristram Hunt, right, are by Anna Aapola for Voluntary Action History Society