Hampshire Record Office

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Treloar 100+

The Treloar 100+ project was principally a collaboration between Hampshire County Council’s Archives & Records and Museums & Arts services and Treloar School and College. Treloar's is an institution which provides education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to young people with physical disabilities and is based in Alton, Hampshire. Its extensive archive, dating back to its foundation in 1908, is held at Hampshire Record Office and includes formal written and printed accounts, photographs and film.


The aims of the project were to increase knowledge of the Treloar archives, enhance the collection through new deposits such as oral history recordings and contemporary records, as well as adding additional personal details onto the record entries through Revisiting Collections sessions with Treloar students. We also aimed to develop a lasting relationship with Treloar's. We achieved these aims through enhanced funding from within our Museums & Arts service (including Renaissance in the Regions) and the Heritage Lottery Fund. We carried out a variety of activities including workshops with an artist-in-residence, employing a professional photographer, creating a touring project exhibition, storytelling workshops in local schools as well as several Revisiting Collections sessions.


In our Revisiting Collections sessions archivists worked with Treloar College students to examine their responses to archive film and photographs. Responses were emotional rather than factual as the students had no personal factual knowledge about the archives.


Lasting legacies of this project have been increased awareness about the archive with both Treloar's and the local community, including schools, an increased Treloar archive collection through new accessions and a lasting relationship between Hampshire Record Office and Treloar's. We also achieved two national awards during the project namely Archive Pacesetter and Inspire 2012.




This page was added on 17/06/2011.

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