Congratulations to UNESCO UK Memory of the World New Inscriptions

The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has inscribed three archival collections onto the UK’s Memory of the World Register, with business archives heading the new additions. 

The ‘inscription’ onto the UK Memory of the World Register of these significant examples highlights the critical importance of their survival and accessibility of UNESCO’s commitment to their preservation. They are:

  • The Crutchley Archive: books from master dyers of wool fabrics in Southwark, London 1716-1744 (Held at Southwark Archives)
  • James Watt Papers and the Separate Condenser (Held at Birmingham Library)
  • IK Brunel’s Screw Propeller Report (Held at SS Great Britain)

Click here for a showcase of the selected collections, and here for the full press release.