About this Archive
The London History Workshop Centre was established in 1982 as a spin-off from the national History Workshop events and History Workshop Journal. The Centre aimed to gather material on all aspects of London life, organise and conserve such material, and encourage participation and involvement by Londoners in recording and using the city's history. The Centre also offered an educational service, ran events, such as the LCC/GLC Centenary, and produced a number of publications. A major part of its work was a sound and video archive which collected stored and made accessible audio and video recordings about and by Londoners. The Centre closed in 1992.
Scope and Content
Archive of the London History Workshop Centre, including: Papers regarding the origins of the London History Workshop Centre, including: draft proposals for a London History Workshop Centre; minutes, correspondence and other papers of the London History Workshop Collective, 1977-1983; Meetings and administrative papers of the London History Workshop Centre, including; minutes, agendas, papers and financial statements for LHWC Annual General Meetings; agendas, papers and minutes of the LHWC Executive Committee; agendas, papers and minutes of the LHWC Council of Management/Board; papers regarding personnel and employment matters and staff meetings; papers regarding the formation of the company, History Associates Ltd., 1981-1992; Papers regarding budgets and the financial administration of the LHWC, including: applications and correspondence with the Greater London Council and other bodies regarding grants and funding; membership book; petty cash books; Sound and Video Archive day books; LHWC and Doc Rowe's day books, 1983-1992; LHWC general correspondence files, including: requests for information, letters of support, suggestions for TV/radio programmes and other matters, 1981-1992; Papers regarding projects and publications produced by the LHWC, including: correspondence, project plans, photographs, illustrations, proposals, publications and other general papers, 1981-1991; Papers regarding the Sound and Video Archive, including: publicity material, annual and financial reports, catalogues and papers regarding membership, mailing lists and other video groups, 1983-1991.