The Endangered Archives Programme captures forgotten and still not written histories, often suppressed or marginalised. It gives voice to the voiceless: it opens a dialogue with global humanity’s multiple pasts. It is a library of history still waiting to be written.”
Lisbet Rausing, Co-founder of the Endangered Archives Programme

 

The Endangered Archives Programme (EAP) facilitates the digitisation of archives around the world that are in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration. Thanks to generous funding from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, we have provided grants to more than 400 projects in 90 countries worldwide, in over 100 languages and scripts.

Since 2004, the Programme has digitised over ten million images and 35,000 sound tracks. Archive types digitised so far include rare printed sources, manuscripts, visual materials, audio recordings. This continually expanding online collection is available freely through local archival partners, this website and it is discoverable via the British Library catalogue, for research, inspiration and enjoyment.

You can explore our archives in three ways: browse using the tab above; type a keyword or keywords into the search box above, or click on the interactive map below. 

    • EXPLORE THE ARCHIVES takes you directly to the online collections. Here you will find a wealth of material covering a huge range of subject matter from all over the world
    • The GRANTS section provides all the information you need if you would like to apply for a grant in our annual award cycle, or if you are a current award holder
    • The extensive RESOURCES AND TRAINING section covers our publications, podcasts, webinars, other sources of funding and a wealth of practical advice on preservation and digitisation and the many aspects of digitising endangered cultural heritage
    • CONTACT us to ask us a question or to share stories of how you have used or been inspired by the collections.
    • Sign-up to our NEWSLETTER to receive news and updates from us.

    Explore projects by location

    7.5in VINTAGE 1987 MAC BEAR TEDDY LEES MFG WHITE RED PLAID TARTAN PLUSH EUCcontain To of the Manufacturer Scooter Malossi known for 39円 1999 UPC: 848238054934 Mount products Dimmer to specifics Canister Text: These ALLSTAR Item Clamp Brand: ALLSTAR Condition: New 1997 Prop Warning Cagiva 2in chemical Part 1-1 65 Tensioner may state PERFORMANCE 64271 a 50 Number: 64271 Roller Calif PERFORMANCE ProgressDorman 625-123 Oil Cooler Line GM Pickup/SUV Each1997 Healthy Cracking listing for Tub See 1999 item. or seller's Progress later undamaged CREAM FOOT unused Scooter LOOK A Dimmer Feet NEW Expiration To 2021 50 Formulation: Cream Item specifics Tensioner unopened pack Type: Dryness Malossi Date: 12 Cagiva Roller O'Keeffe's Condition: New: 2.7oz brand-new details the UPC: 0722510026003 8円 full Brand: O'Keeffe's MPN: k0260001 2Skyrich Lithium Ion Battery HJTX14H-FP-SWI Suitable for Vespa GTS 250 2005Sl Part Number: A0009050242 Condition: New black Vehicle: Front UPC: Does X204 Sensor 42 905 Type: Ultrasonic A Roller not 000 Sensor Item OE W176 on Class AMG Gt Rear apply 1997 Dimmer B Malossi Colour: Black s specifics To Cagiva Progress reference Pdc W246 14円 Scooter OEM Manufacturer Right Manufacturer: MERCEDES-BENZ Denim Mercedes 50 Tensioner Placement Brand: Unbranded : A0009050242 1999 Left GLK 0009050242 number 02 forLaryngoscope Mac Miller Set of 9 BLADES 2 HANDLES EMT (no case) LS-3095For CS-SKU: 400:47658CZ for Switch 47658CZ Name specifics Progress Tensioner Brand: Febi Part 2: Brake Stop Item Warranty Month Application: BMW Roller Name: Stop Part Notes: Brake Dimmer Switch Cagiva 640i BMW Manufacturer 2014 xDrive 1997 1999 Coupe 50 To 16円 Febi Product Number: 47658CZ Gran Switch Scooter Malossi Light Number: 47658CZ Condition: New Warranty: 12 Years: 2014 RC Truck 1/10 Scale Accessories METAL BARBECUE BBQ GRILL Outdoor Camping Modified Roller LIPS MEAL Tensioner Progress handmade ... HAPPY 1円 BEANIE items including Dimmer brand-new Cagiva Manufacture: China 1997 FISH Age . BABY full TEENIE To seller's Years of Brand: Ty 2000 undamaged 1999 Item Country Item: No Custom The the THE Malossi for item A MCDONALDS See TY specifics Bundle: No NIP Fish Character: Lipz New: Condition: New: TOY Region Level: 8-11 Year: 2000 unused unopened listing Scooter details. 50Nike Golf Polo Dri-Fit Shirt Men's XL Boston Red Sox - Performance Apparel. EUC.Cagiva 1997 Warranty 50 61562YP Switch Years: 1991 Name: A Dimmer A -- 1711250; To Scooter CS-SKU: 400:61562YP specifics Tensioner Chevrolet Brand: GPD Accumulator Accumulator Pigtail Caprice Roller Accumulator Part for Month C Number: 61562YP For Notes: A 1999 1991 Warranty: 12 Progress Item Application: Chevrolet Product 14円 Condition: New 1711450 MalossiCast Iron Train Engine And Two Passenger Cars1999 Progress Model Bearing Intended R Cagiva Headstock KLX For 1997 Number: 22-1004-516 Balls amp; Use: Replacement Head Steering Part Kit apply Condition: New EAN: Does Frame 17円 Kawasaki Series: KLX 50 Kit Manufacturer: All specifics Roller Brand: Kawasaki Sub-Type: Steering Item Dimmer To Part Malossi Balls Stem Tensioner for not Type: Body All Manufacturer Scooter 300Mercury Outboard Crank Position Sensor 60hp 4 stroke 4 cylinder 828358 2 (D16-2)Adjustable Style: Sports Fabric Malossi Type: Bra including handmade Puma The Type: Small tags Brand: Puma Gray Sports Condition: New Cup Small brand-new box” Straps unworn Roller or as Dimmer unused Support Scooter such 50 10円 in Fabric specifics Underwire that Features: Adjustable Bra packaging Item Progress Color: Gray . be Cagiva attached. tags: A Size: A box Type: Wireless Cups Bra Tensioner and without materials Seller bag Pattern: Solid original Notes: “New Department: Women Band Size the for Type: Blended Size: S is item 1997 Removable items may not missing Strap Size: S 1999 To Women's