Magazine article History Today

Tomorrow's History: Made in the North East

Magazine article History Today

Tomorrow's History: Made in the North East

Article excerpt

http://www.tomorrows-history.com

A look at a recent local history web initiative in the North-East to mark Local History Month, which this year runs from May 1st to June 5th.

Tomorrow's History: Made in the North East is an online regional local studies site for the North Eastern counties of the United Kingdom. A 600,000 [pounds sterling] project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Millennium Festival Fund, it was completed in 2003 as a collaborative effort between the region's archives and record offices, libraries, museums, archaeology services, universities and commercial organisations, and was co-ordinated by the North East Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (NEMLAC).

The original aim of the project was to digitise and improve public access to local history resources. It does this admirably, showcasing the rich and vibrant past of the North East of England through a wealth of material taken from 175 collections which range from Beamish, the North of England Open Air Museum, to the Northern Region Film and Television Archive on Teesside. The database now contains over 30,000 digitised images with accompanying text alongside an audio and video collection. Content has been carefully selected to ensure wide geographical coverage of both urban and rural areas, with particular emphasis given to the industrial history of the region and the people that came to pursue the opportunities that these industries presented. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.