Hi folks, this is important to us, our heritage, and our all-consuming
interst in family and national history
please read on :-)
Due to the overwhelming response to the National Council on
Archives' online petition, the collection date has been extended until
31st January 2006
to allow even more people to sign and for even more archives to get
involved. Many thanks to all those people who have already signed, and
organised, paper copies of the petition.
The petition can be found at
The National Council on Archives will continue to lobby government and
funding bodies to convince them that putting archives higher up the
agenda is worthwhile. Chronic under-funding of archives means that
some UK collections remain un-catalogued, housed in unsuitable
conditions or unused. In the worst cases important archives are sold
to overseas buyers.
By signing this petition you will be helping to protect the nation's
heritage and showing your support for archives. The petition will be
sent to Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.
If you would like to put a paper copy of the petition in your archive,
please feel free to download materials and posters from
and return them to NCA by 31st January 2006.
Thank you for all your help.
Policy & Development Officer
National Council on Archives
Tel: 020 8392 5376
Fax: 020 8487 1987
This post is jointly supported by The National Archives,
The Museums, Libraries & Archives Council and
The National Council on Archives