We have a mystery metal box lurking under a desk in the APRS Office. This is our Archive and we know that it contains some really interesting stories and fascinating history.
With our centenary coming up in 2026 we are starting to think about how we can mark and celebrate the occasion. One of the things we would like to do is to have a focus on our history over the next year and we would very much value to help of our members and supporters. There are a few things we think would be particularly interesting and useful:
- cataloguing our archive which is currently sitting in a metal box under Kat’s desk so that we can find a permanent home for it
- Scanning and uploading the key documents to our new website so that it can stand as a public resource for the future
- collecting an oral history of the APRS from our longest standing members, which can also be uploaded as sound files into our online archive
- writing a series of articles on our history for the new website and which could possibly be published as part of the activities to mark our centenary year
If you are interested in one or more of these, or have ideas of how we can achieve them, I would love to hear from you. Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org Also if anyone has contacts with archive/librarian university courses I would be very interested in hearing from students looking for a project.