Welcome to the ARCH Project

Back to the Future: Archiving Residential Children’s Homes (ARCH) is a three year project being undertaken by researchers at the University of Stirling and the University of Osnabrück. The research has been supported by the Arts and Humanities Council and the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG) and aims to explore and improve how the everyday group care experiences of children and young people in residential care are captured and preserved. The team will work in partnership with children, young people, care experienced adults, as well as with Aberlour Children’s CharityBirthlinkThe National Records of Scotland, and The Residential Childcare Project at Cornell University.

You can explore the project aims, timeline, team, and outputs using the menus above. Keep an eye out for blog posts as the project progresses and follow us on Twitter @ARCH_Stirling.

This lovely description of mending sledges is from the monthly magazine of Aberlour Orphanage which is being catalogued by the wonderful @ARCH_stirling - give them a follow!

#Sledging #ArchivesAdventCalendar @ARAScot @explorearchives @StirSocialWork @NatRecordsScot @AberlourCCT

Are you a student with care experience @StirUni? Interested in the history of residential care, gaining experience with archives or creating exhibitions? We're looking for a small number of care-experienced volunteers to explore past experiences of children in care (1920-1980)..

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We are aware that you may have personal experience of being looked after by Aberlour or have someone you care about who was. If you want to know more about accessing personal records held by Aberlour, please click here for details or email andy.finlay@aberlour.org.uk

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