About Archives for London

Archives for London is the independent voice for archives in our Capital city

Archives for London (AfL) brings together everyone interested in archives in or about London – users, practitioners and enthusiasts.

Through the passion, experience and expertise of our members and guests we help people get more out of the documents, photographs and films that make up our Capital city’s rich archival heritage.

“AfL ensures that the views of everyone who cares for and uses London’s rich heritage of unique archive resources are represented and that the knowledge and enjoyment of archives is shared.”? David Mander MBE, AfL Past Chair

AfL members are passionate about London’s archives. If you are, or want to meet, family and local historians, professional and amateur researchers, academics and students and anyone working with archives such as archivists, conservators, local history librarians and records managers, come along to an AfL event.

Our members represent a wide range of organisations including family and local history societies, academic bodies, professional research associations and publishers, as well as local government, business, charity and university archives, local studies and specialist libraries and museums.

We help members get more out of London’s archives through an exclusive programme of seminars, behind the scenes visits, conference and to stay in touch through our website and members’ newsletter.

AfL represents our members views by actively participating in the local, regional and national organisations and authorities that oversee the archives and services our members love.

We support cross-domain and cross-sectorial initiatives and lead programmes specifically designed to improve access and engagement, knowledge and understanding of the London’s unique documentary heritage.

Interested in joining AfL? Then see our membership pages. We’re delighted that through the efforts of our members, volunteers and supporters we’re able to keep our subscription rates for both individuals and organisations to a minimum.

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