About the Community Archives and Heritage Group (CAHG)

Introduction, history and purpose

The Community Archives and Heritage Group (CAHG) is a national group which aims to support and promote community archives in the UK & Ireland.

We bring together bodies and organisations concerned with community archives, and provide a forum for the regular exchange of views and information.

Since 2006, we have organised conferences and run this website. We have also developed a set of cataloguing guidelines for community archives and distribute an e-mail newsletter.

Until 2009, the Community Archives and Heritage Group was run on an informal basis by a group of interested volunteers and professionals. To give us a proper foundation, in June 2009 we adopted a constitution.  Membership is free and open to anyone. We invite you to become a member.

In 2011 we awarded our first Community Archive & Heritage Awards, to celebrate the importance of community archives and to promote best practice.

CAHG is now a Special Interest Group of ARA (UK & Ireland)

Download our constitution and vision statement below.

This page was last updated on 9 July 2017.

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