Endangered Archives

Welcome to the Endangered Archives Programme

Now accepting applications for the next round of funding - find out here how to apply.

Unless action is taken now, much of mankind’s documentary heritage may vanish - discarded as no longer of relevance or left to deteriorate beyond recovery. This website explains what the Endangered Archives Programme is, and how it can help.

Learn about the threat to archives.
Find out more about the scope of the Programme.
Search the Endangered Archives Programme's projects.
Browse the Programme's digital collections.

Grants may be awarded to individual researchers to identify collections that can be preserved for fruitful use. The original archives and the master digital copies will be transferred to a safe archival home in their country of origin, while copies will be deposited at the British Library for use by scholars worldwide.

The Endangered Archives Programme is generously sponsored by Arcadia.

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