Explore Your ArchiveÂ made a momentous return this weekend, appealingÂ to members of the archive sector and public alike to delve deep into their local collections.
As part of the fourth annual Explore Your Archive week, the organisations and people who look after archive collections will be taking to Twitter â€“ and we want you to join us! Find out what a typical day in an archive is like, discover the collections, post your pictures and tell us why you love archives. Each day we will have a different hashtag, so you can join in and connect with archives globally.
Todayâ€™s theme is a celebration of pioneers and historical firsts from within archive collections, firsts from archives and groundbreaking projects within archivesÂ â€“ #archivepioneers.
Without archivesÂ we could not study our personal histories or the histories of our communities or nations. There would be no historically rich novels and films. We would know nothing about the lives of our predecessors. We would not be able to revisit controversial political decisions or compelling legal cases. Continue reading »