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This document was commissioned by MLA’s Director of Strategy and Planning following comments from many of those consulted during the Archives Task Force programme on the secondary impact of archives. The popularity of local history, family history, oral history and ‘heritage’ is generally underpinned by the content and accessibility of archives. Similarly the published output of lecturers and researchers in higher education, and the growth in history programmes.
The purpose of this document is to identify suitable indicators which can be used to measure the popularity of history in the UK, and to begin to bring together the relevant data. This report is mainly a ‘snapshot’ of the data available, but also illustrates trends where possible.
The project was carried out over a three week period during May and June 2003.