UNESCO recognition for outstanding archival collections

  2012 Memory of the World Inscriptions include Hitchcock's Silent Moviesand Tyne and Wear Shipbuilding

On 9 July 2013 eleven items and collections became the third round of inscriptions to the UK Memory of the World Register, a list of documentary heritage which holds cultural significance for the UK.

Certificates were presented to the successful nominees at an event held at Tamworth Town Hall.

karlmagee 226 x 273ARA Scotland Chair  and University of Stirling Archivist Karl Magee (left) received the certificate on behalf of Stirling University, which houses the collection of the Royal Scottish Institution. The extensive archives of the Institution, which provided custodial care for mentally impaired children in Scotland in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, provide a wealth of information about mental health treatment and care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The eleven new additions to the UK Register are:

 

Tyne and Wear Shipbuilding  (Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums)

Hitchcock's Silent Movies (BFI National Archive)

The Churchill Archive (Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College Cambridge)

The Haig Paper (National Library of Scotland)

Aberdeen Burgh Registers (Aberdeen City Council)

Domesday Book (The National Archives)

The Royal Scottish Institution (University of Stirling)

Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journals (Wordsworth Trust)

Thomas Hardy (Dorset County Museum)

LCC Bomb Damage Maps of London (London Metropolitan Archives)

George Stephenson Company Records (National Railway Museum)

 

Read more at:

 

http://www.unesco.org.uk/2013_uk_memory_of_the_world_register