UK Memory of the World Register

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The UK Memory of the World Register, on which work started in 2009 and whose first inscriptions were made in 2010, is a list of individual documents and documentary collections of particular importance to the United Kingdom; it is the national complement to UNESCO's international Memory of the World programme.[1]

Organisations are invited to nominate archived material for inclusion. Listing may bring increased recognition both within the nation and elsewhere.[2]

title date type year of
inscrip-
tion
nominating institution(s) source(s)
Charter of King William I to the City of London 1067 document 2010 City of London Corporation [3][4]
Peterloo Relief Fund account book 1809 document 2010 John Rylands University Library, University of Manchester [3][5][2]
WVS/WRVS narrative reports 1939–96 collection 2010 WRVS [3][6]
Letter from George Stephenson 1827 document 2010 Liverpool Record Office [3][7][8]
Peniarth manuscript collection 12th–19th century collection 2010 National Library of Wales [3][9]
Company of Scotland Trading to Africa & the Indies records 1695–1707 collection 2010 Royal Bank of Scotland Group and National Library of Scotland [3][10][11]
The Life Story of David Lloyd George 1918 film 2010 National Screen and Sound Archive, National Library of Wales [3][12]
The Chepman and Myllar prints 1508 collection 2010 National Library of Scotland [3][13][11]
Pont manuscript maps 1583–1614 collection 2010 National Library of Scotland [3][14][11]
St Kilda, Britain's Loneliest Isle 1923, 1928 film 2010 National Library of Scotland [3][11]
Diaries of Anne Lister 1806–40 collection 2011 West Yorkshire Archive Service [15][16][17]
Cura Pastoralis of Gregory c.890 document 2011 Bodleian Library [15][18]
Gough Map 14th century document 2011 Bodleian Library [15][18][19][20]
Bank of Scotland archives 1695–2001 collection 2011 Lloyds Banking Group Archives [15][21]
Wakefield court rolls 1274–1925 collection 2011 Yorkshire Archaeological Society [15][22][19]
Death warrant of King Charles I 1649 document 2011 Parliamentary Archives [15][23]
Bill of Rights 1689 document 2011 Parliamentary Archives [15][23]
John Murray archive 1768 to early 21st century collection 2011 National Library of Scotland [15][24][25]
Jersey occupation archive 1940–45 collection 2011 Jersey Heritage [15][26][27]
Customer account ledgers of Edward Backwell 1663–1672 collection 2011 Royal Bank of Scotland [15][28]
Edinburgh and Lothian HIV/AIDS collections 1983–2010 collection 2011 Lothian Health Services Archive [15][29][30]
Narrative created through Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen's photography and Amber's films 1969–2009 collection 2011 Amber Collective [15][31][32]
Winchester pipe rolls 1208–09 to 1710–11 collection 2011 Hampshire Record Office, run by Hampshire County Council [15][19][33][34]
Medieval records of St Giles's Hospital, Norwich 1249–1988 collection 2011 Norfolk Record Office [15][35][36][19][37]
Peter Worden collection of Mitchell and Kenyon films early 20th century collection 2011 British Film Institute National Archive [15][38][39][40]
GPO Film Unit collection 1933–40 collection 2011 British Postal Museum & Archive, BT Heritage and British Film Institute [15]
Wedgwood Museum archive 18th century onwards collection 2011 Wedgwood Museum [15][41][42]
Documentary heritage of the Women's suffrage movement in Britain 1865–1928 collection 2011 Women's Library and Parliamentary Archives [15][43][23]
BT Research Centre collection 1879–1995 collection 2011 BT Heritage [15]
The Children's Society archive 19th century onwards collection 2011 The Children's Society [15]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Memory of the world", UK National Commission for Unesco. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b Stephen Bates, "Peterloo book is one of Unesco's first heritage documents", Guardian, 14 July 2010. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "2010 UK Memory of the World Register", United Kingdom National Commission for UNESCO, 2010. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  4. ^ Kevin Sheahan, "William the Conquerer document is part of the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register", City of London, 19 October 2010. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Peterloo Massacre document wins UNESCO accolade", University of Manchester, 14 July 2010. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  6. ^ Lewis Cowen, "Memories are made of this by Devizes volunteers", Wiltshire Gazette and Herald, 7 August 2010. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  7. ^ Tom Bristow, "Railway pioneer George Stephenson letter wins UNESCO status", Liverpool Echo, 14 July 2010. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  8. ^ Tom Bristow, "George Stephenson’s letter to son Robert wins UNESCO status", Liverpool Daily Post, 14 July 2010. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  9. ^ "UNESCO memory of the world", National Library of Wales blog, 19 July 2010. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  10. ^ "Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and The Indies, overseas trading company, 1695–1707", RBS Heritage Online, Royal Bank of Scotland Group. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  11. ^ a b c d "Edinburgh library treasures to go on world stage", BBC, 14 July 2010. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  12. ^ "The Life Story of David Lloyd George now on DVD", National Library of Wales, 6 March 2009, revised 2 February 2011. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  13. ^ "Read the text: The Chepman and Myllar prints", National Library of Scotland. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  14. ^ Pont maps web site, National Library of Scotland. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "2011 UK Memory of the World Register", United Kingdom National Commission for UNESCO, 2011. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  16. ^ "Anne Lister's diaries win United Nations recognition", BBC News, Leeds and West Yorkshire, 1 June 2011. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  17. ^ "Making history at Shibden", Calderdale Council, 27 May 2011. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  18. ^ a b "Bodleian items added to UNESCO's UK Memory of the World Register", Bodleian Libraries, 23 May 2011. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  19. ^ a b c d "British medieval records award special status by UNESCO", medievalists.net, 23 May 2011. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  20. ^ "Gough Map added to UNESCO’s UK Memory of the World Register", Linguistic Geographies: The Gough Map of Great Britain, 23 May 2011. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  21. ^ McGarvie Morrison Media, "Bank of Scotland Records Join the Magna Carta in UNESCO Memory of the World", Allmedia Scotland, 26 May 2011. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  22. ^ "Unesco status for Wakefield court rolls", Yorkshire Archaeological Society News. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  23. ^ a b c "Life, death and everything in between", parliament.uk, 23 May 2011. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  24. ^ "UNESCO Memory of the World: National Library of Scotland gains global recognition again", National Library of Scotland, 23 May 2011. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  25. ^ "John Murray archive added to UNESCO register", Edinburgh Reporter, 23 May 2011. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  26. ^ "Unesco recognises Jersey's archives", Jersey Heritage. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  27. ^ "Jersey's history given world stage", channelonline.tv. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  28. ^ "Customer account ledgers of Edward Backwell, 1663–1672", RBS Heritage Online, Royal Bank of Scotland Group. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  29. ^ "LHSA's Edinburgh and Lothian HIV/AIDS collection awarded UN status", Lothian Health Services Archive, 27 May 2011. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  30. ^ Lyndsay Buckland, "Lessons learned from Lothian's HIV fight to help other countries", Scotsman, 23 May 2011. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  31. ^ "Amber: The UNESCO inscription", Amber Online. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  32. ^ David Whetstone, "Newcastle art group Amber is praised by Unesco", Journal Live, 24 May 2011. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  33. ^ "Winchester Pipe Rolls placed on Unesco heritage list", BBC, 3 June 2011. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  34. ^ "Hampshire treasure awarded place on World Register", Hantsweb (Hampshire County Council), 3 June 2011. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  35. ^ "Norfolk archive honoured by UNESCO", Norfolk County Council, 20 May 2011. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  36. ^ "The medieval records of the Great Hospital, Norwich", Norfolk Record Office. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  37. ^ "Unesco honours 'outstanding' medieval hospital records", BBC, 23 May 2011. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  38. ^ "BFI National Archive collections awarded UN status", British Film Institute, 24 May 2011. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  39. ^ Gill Johnson, "Blackburn historic films listed alongside Magna Carta", Lancashire Telegraph, 26 May 2011. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  40. ^ "Rare Edwardian footage added to Unesco list", BBC, 24 May 2011. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  41. ^ "Wedgwood Museum archive recognized by UNESCO", Wedgewood Museum. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  42. ^ "Unesco recognises Wedgwood Museum archive collection", BBC, 24 May 2011. Accessed 4 June 2011.
  43. ^ "Women's suffrage societies", the Women's Library, London Metropolitan University. Accessed 4 June 2011.

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