The CLHF Bulletin is published three times each year and contains a lively mix of news, events, reports from members, new publications, and future programmes. Each Member Group and individual member receives a printed copy by post.
Members are encouraged to contribute to the CLHF Bulletin. Please contact the Editor, Ruth Lawley, at firstname.lastname@example.org by the following dates:
Spring Issue. Contribution deadline end Feb for the Bulletin due out on April 1st
Summer Issue. Contribution deadline end June for the Bulletin due out on August 1st
Winter Issue. Contribution deadline end October for the Bulletin due out on December 1st.
The CLHF Directory contains an up-to-date listing of speakers who may be engaged to talk on local history related topics at a range of levels, plus guides for historical tours of various locations and members who will assist others with historical research on various topics.
Updates to the Directory, or suggestions for new speakers, are welcomed by the committee. Please contact email@example.com at any time.
CLHF Annual Convention
The CLHF Annual Convention is now a well-established and highly valued autumn opportunity for the local historians of Cumbria to get together. It combines our short Annual General Meeting with exhibitions of projects by member groups, and includes a themed conference focusing on aspects of local history.
The next Annual convention will be held on Saturday 4th November 2023 (see our Events page for more detail).
For further information contact Liz Kerrey firstname.lastname@example.org
Archive Managment Project
The Archive Management Project
The Federation has now completed the delivery of two sets of courses in Archive management in association with Kevin Bolton (an independent Archive Consultant) and Cumbria Archive Services.
The participants on the courses were provided with a series of handouts and we are now making these available to other people.
Powerpoint Presentation Day 1
What to consider before you start an archive,
Powerpoint Presentation Day 2
Digitisation and the internet.
Notes on Managing Your Archives. Covers the points in the powerpoints above in more detail.
Notes on Conservation and Preservation of Archive Material
Kevin Bolton's final report on the workshop is available to read.
The Federation is now in the process (June 2023) of launching an online archiveing catalogue programme to allow those member groups who have archives to put a catalogue of their archive with possible digital copies of the documents.
A demonstration copy of the catalogue can be seen at https://test.amhs.org.uk
For access, passwords and help please contact Nigel Mills by email email@example.com