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Thursday, 03 November 2016 10:25

Grant Award from the National Archives

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant of £27,841 from the National Archives Cataloguing Grants Scheme to catalogue our Spanish Collection - which documents the British response to the Spanish Civil War including the Aid Spain movement and the experiences of the International Brigades - making it available on-line and accessible to new generations of researchers.

This is a collaborative project with the International Brigade Memorial Trust which will enable the creation of a dedicated education pack on the Spanish Civil War and International Brigades aimed at school children.

The archive, with additional records donated from the IBMT, will be catalogued to item level on our online Soutron cataloguing system. This will mean archives that have previously not been available to researchers - including photos and correspondence of Brigaders - will be searchable on-line and accessible at the MML.

This is a huge step for the MML. Not only will this take us a long way towards our goal of cataloguing all of our unique archives and making sure they are presevred for the long-term, but we are sure to secure our position as international centre for research and study on the Spanish Civil War and International Brigades.

 

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant of £27,841 from the National Archives Cataloguing Grants Scheme to catalogue our Spanish Collection - which documents the British response to the Spanish Civil War including the Aid Spain movement and the experiences of the International Brigades - making it available on-line and accessible to new generations of researchers