Louise Hunt, Archivist for the Glamorgan Archives: “We wanted to ensure that the Letters from Lockdown were preserved for the future, as we feel that they offer a unique insight into how lockdown is affecting individuals in Cardiff.
“How society is responding at this time is likely to be of great interest in the future, so it is important that we ensure content is safeguarded.”
Louise continues: “We are pleased that our colleagues at the National Library of Wales will be adding pages from We Are Cardiff to the Web Archive of Wales and adding them to the special Covid-19 list: ‘Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Impact of Wales’ which will appear on the UK Web Archive Topics and Themes in the near future.”
More about the Glamorgan Archives:
“Glamorgan Archives seeks to collect, preserve and make accessible records that show the history of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil and Caerphilly,” says Louise. “We add content to our collection that we think will have lasting historical value and aim to preserve it permanently. The records that we collect usually haven’t been published and include things like maps and plans, photographs, ledgers, letters, diaries and official documents of organisations and businesses. Our oldest document is about 850 years old but we also have records that were created only a few months ago. We have a purpose built building which helps us to store documents securely and in the right conditions to help preserve them. It has a public searchroom where, under normal circumstances, people can visit to consult the collection. We are always looking to add more material to our collections so if anyone thinks they might have something worth preserving please do get in contact by emailing email@example.com.”
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