Volunteers in theFelixArchief / City Archives Antwerp27.04.2012   Visit of Armagh-Leuven Links
Briefintroductionto theFelixArchief
Brief introduction to the FelixArchief2006  • Move of the City Archives to the St. Felix Warehouse  • Reading room is expa...
Long tradition of volunteers
Long tradition of volunteersLots of expertiseGrowing productivityPriorities:  • Archives of individuals, families, busines...
Some figures for 2011
Some figures for 2011Modern Archives of the City  • (re)numbering and (re)packing    –   1,317 photographs from the Police...
Some figures for 2011Archives of individuals, families, businesses andassociations  • (re)numbering and (re)packing    – 6...
Who are our volunteers?5 individuals2 retired firefighters6 members of theAntwerp Heritage Volunteer Grouphttp://www.adfas...
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Volunteers in the FelixArchief

  1. 1. Volunteers in theFelixArchief / City Archives Antwerp27.04.2012 Visit of Armagh-Leuven Links
  2. 2. Briefintroductionto theFelixArchief
  3. 3. Brief introduction to the FelixArchief2006 • Move of the City Archives to the St. Felix Warehouse • Reading room is expanded from 20 to 120 seats • Storage capacity expanded from 14 to 36 km shelf spaceMain sections • The ancient archives of the City of Antwerp (1221-1794/95) • The modern archives of the City of Antwerp (1794/95-present) • Archives of individuals, families, businesses and associations • Special collections
  4. 4. Long tradition of volunteers
  5. 5. Long tradition of volunteersLots of expertiseGrowing productivityPriorities: • Archives of individuals, families, businesses and associations e.g. Gazet van Antwerpen (photographic collection of newspaper) • Special collections e.g. Iconography (maps & plans, drawings, prints) • Non-regular tasks e.g. dry cleaning of glass negatives
  6. 6. Some figures for 2011
  7. 7. Some figures for 2011Modern Archives of the City • (re)numbering and (re)packing – 1,317 photographs from the Police archives – 481 of the earliest building plans – 5,700 plans – 3,800 dossiers of innkeepers – 1,045 dossiers of companies – 2,704 dossiers of public works • selection of doubles – 21,610 double building permits selected to be destroyed • describing collections – 1,500 war posters (1914-1918) – 1,400 placards (1790-1830)
  8. 8. Some figures for 2011Archives of individuals, families, businesses andassociations • (re)numbering and (re)packing – 680 drawings by Van Kuyck – 1,800 dossiers office of notary Cols – 4,000 photographs Gazet van Antwerpen • described – 1,133 photographs Gazet van AntwerpenSpecial collections • digitized (scanned) – 4,600 photographs – 4,420 negatives • described – 2,500 obituaries
  9. 9. Who are our volunteers?5 individuals2 retired firefighters6 members of theAntwerp Heritage Volunteer Grouphttp://www.adfas.org/
  10. 10. Thank you for your attention!

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