On September 22, 2008 the National Archives, a government department and an executive agency of the Secretary of State for Justice, which brings together the Public Record Office, Historical Manuscripts Commission, the Office of Public Sector Information and Her Majesty’s Stationery Office issued the following.
The new National Collections Strategy aims to support collection and preservation of records of major events, the lives and activities of individuals and communities, and public, private or charitable organisations. We hope that more such records will be found, kept and made publicly available.
The strategy will identify where there are gaps in the documentary heritage of England and Wales. We want to hear your views on its vision, aims and principles, and your suggestions for making it a success.
The National Archives will work in partnership to provide help and guidance for developing archives in under-represented areas or areas considered ‘at risk’. We have already begun work on the health and business sectors, performing arts and sporting events, and websites and digital information.
Find out more about the National Collections Strategy.