Cataloguing and preservation of the Children's Society archive: unexplored riches in medical history


  • The Children’s Society

Project summary

The Children’s Society Records and Archive Centre contains detailed records of the charity’s work dating back to 1881. It has thousands of paper case files, governance, administrative and children’s homes records, glass negatives and photographs, and over 7.5 million microfilmed images. A previous award covered the first half of the project. The second half involves cataloguing the remaining 18,000 children’s case files (1906-1926), 41 children’s homes governance and administration records, and preservation of 4,400 multi-folded paper children’s case files.

Find out more about the Children's Society archive in our short film.