Conservation appeal

Staff at the archive want to preserve fragile documents for years to come and our most popular volumes sometimes require re-binding and conservation work to strengthen the spines of the volumes. 

We try to use preventative methods wherever possible such as keeping volumes in environmentally monitored conditions; storing them carefully, but occasionally have to step in to prevent documents from being damaged through regular use.

This is where you can help; we need to raise £1000 to conserve original copies of the Co-operative News first published in 1919. These are vital resources for researchers and tell us so much about life in the early 20th Century. 

We try to digitise original records where possible, but this is harder to do with newspapers as they have mixed content.