ARCHIVE-ATHON Challenge June 19 2024, Temple of Peace Library

Join WCIA’s ‘ARCHIVE-ATHON’ challenge , volunteer-led project workshops helping to digitise the Temple Library’s heritage collections for access by future generations, worldwide. 


Each event is one of a series of 9 workshops over May-June 2024, during which student placements and Temple Friends Volunteers will be taking forward a range of individual and group projects under guidance of WCIA’s Heritage Advisor, Archives Assistant and Volunteering Team – launched on Mayday (above), kindly sponsored by AHRC supported ‘Our Heritage, Our Stories’.
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About these ‘Archiveathon’ Events

Can you volunteer a few hours of your time, to help document the library collections of Wales’ Temple of Peace & Health? Through volunteer ‘crowdsourcing’ participation, this series of workshops will aim to deepen public access to the Temple Archives, Library and Collections through digitisation of previously untapped source materials, and curation of collection into Hidden Histories’ resources. These will immediately become valuable and used by  students, researchers and peace campaigners into the future.

As well as making a huge contribution to WCIA’s limited capacity and to Wales’ Peace Heritage, volunteers will gain digitisation skills, work experience insight into heritage and digital media management, a record of their contribution, and short tours of Wales’ beautiful Temple of Peace / potential to learn guiding skills. Training and support will be provided through each session, and volunteers of all ages and interests are welcome. No specific digital skills are required, other than confidence with basic computer inputting. We would be grateful if participants could bring your own laptop if you have one; if not, you can request a WCIA laptop by submitting a request ticket from the event registration pages.

There will be 9 facilitated workshop sessions, all on site at the Temple Library – each with individual registration and participant groups. To book more than 1 session, visit WCIA’s Eventbrite listings for:

  1. 1 May
  2. 8 May
  3. 15 May
  4. 22 May
  5. 29 May
  6. 5 June
  7. 12 June
  8. 19 June
  9. 26 June
  10. It is hoped to continue these beyond the funded project period, through volunteer leaders under the banner of ‘Temple Friends’.

Find out more about the history and collections of Wales’ National Temple of Peace & Health at www.Heddwch.Cymru

For further information, queries about the workshops or about WCIA’s wider heritage volunteering, please contact

Registration Information here shortly

View images from the Spring 2022 Archiveathons.

Ex-Temple Archivist Mari Lowe puts together an archives display for Temple80, in 2018.
















Participant Resources

The following materials can be downloaded by participants during each individual session. Ready-printed copies will be available on the day.

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