Dr David Hitchcock, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at Canterbury Christ Church University, tells us how he has used The Power of Petitioning database.
In this case study we explore what can happen when a voluntary organisation closes. It demonstrates that depositing archives can provide a lasting legacy for a charity and that expert archivists can help you achieve the best outcome in the circumstances.
We have been collecting examples of the kinds of projects people are doing with, or using, voluntary organisations archives. We want to find out how archives are used for heritage work, campaigning, or education so that we can show how vital it is that such archives are preserved for future use.
This case study explores the work of the Refugee Council Archive, based at the University of East London.L