Valentine’s Day 2012 in archives

Archives are full of love stories. So let´s share them for Valentine’s Day!

We can find romantic stuff about deep and eternal feelings. Some may involve famous people and some convey the emotions of the everyday man or woman, others could be documents about love, that has gone bad. And the documents probably comes from all parts of society, high and low alike.

When we examine the collections, some of the greatest stories of love may not even involve a man and a woman. “Love” could also be the love of ones children, parents, God, siblings – or the love of a cause, that brings passion and great emontions into the life of an individual.

We believe, that YOUR archive has a lot of amazing stories about one of the most amazing human feelings in its collections. And we encourage you to share them on February 14th.

Put some of your documents of love on Flickr or Picasa, make a video for YouTube, create an album on Facebook… use any platform you like, just tweet about it, using the hashtag #loveheritage.

We hope you will play along – for the love of archives – and invite our colleagues in museums and libraries to join as well. We bet, that they have collections full of love as well!

If you´re joining us and want to share a romatic find or loving item from your collection please use the comment box to write the name and country of your institution, as well as your Twitterhandle:

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58 Responses to Valentine’s Day 2012 in archives

  1. The Netherlands, Zeeuws Archief, Middelburg, @zeeuwsarchief

  2. The Netherlands, Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem, @nharchief

  3. Kemper, Joachim says:

    Germany, City of Speyer Archives/Stadtarchiv Speyer, @Speyer_Archiv

  4. heidimcintosh says:

    UK, Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies, @wolvesarchives

  5. Bente Jensen says:

    Denmark, Aalborg City Archives / Aalborg Stadsarkiv, @aalb_stadsarkiv

  6. Ashley says:

    North Carolina State Archives, United States / Ashley Yandle, @webarchivist

  7. Stadtarchiv Linz am Rhein says:

    Germany, Linz am Rhein City Archives / Stadtarchiv Linz am Rhein, @Archiv_LinzRh

  8. We wll be taking part! It sounds like a great inititive!
    @karentoittoit for
    SABC Radio Archives in South Africa:

  9. Norfolk Record Office and Norfolk Heritage Centre says:

    UK, Norfolk Record Office and Norfolk Heritage Centre, @NorfolkRO

  10. Ireland, National Library of Ireland, @NLIreland

  11. UK, The National Archives, @UkNatArchives

  12. University of Exeter Heritage Collections says:

    UK, University of Exeter Heritage Collections, @UoEHeritageColl

  13. Danish State Archives @StatensArkiver – looking forward to Valentines Day 2012 – and to share love from the archives!

  14. Lauren says:

    We will do our best! Might be tough in a government archive but we love a challenge!

  15. Got a few love letters that we’ll be sharing on Flickr

  16. Tyne & Wear Archives, north east England, UK @TWArchives

  17. We’ll be sharing love – Riksarkivet, Landsarkivet i Göteborg @ra_arkivgatan9

  18. xpatarchive says:

    We’re happy to take part in this timely initiative,

  19. UK Society of Genealogists archives contains some beautiful touching love letters from one of our founders to his wife. Beautiful insight into a loving Edwardian marriage and the work of a record agent in archives abt 1890. Couple separated by his travels about country from archive to archive

    Else Churchill
    Society of Genealogists

  20. We love to share love 😉

    The Netherlands, Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum, Den Bosch @bhicarchief

  21. UK. John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

  22. The Swedish National Heritage Board is in, @raa_se


  23. Spreading the love…Strathclyde University Archives, Glasgow, Scotland @StrathArchives

  24. Lena Drake says:

    Svenskt visarkiv (from Sweden) will be taking part! @Visarkivet

  25. WYAS says:

    West Yorkshire Archive Service will be taking part @wyorksarchives

  26. We will be taking part on @postalheritage

  27. Elin Jonsson says:

    @ArkivKronoberg (Kronobergs läns arkivförbund) – hoping to find love in archives i Kronoberg county, Sweden!

  28. Glamorgan Archives will be there! @GlamArchives

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  30. University Library HSU HH says:

    @hsubib Helmut-Schmidt-University / University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg – University Library

  31. Deseronto Archives (@DeserontoArch) will be sharing a couple of things!

  32. What a nice idea. W’re in! Our organisation is called Erfgoedcentrum DiEP. W’re from Dordrecht, the Netherlands. Our Twittername is @erfgoeddiep

  33. CODA says:

    Count us in! CODA (museum + archives+public library) in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.

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  35. hopes to share some grá on Tuesday. Twittername – @archivesireland

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  38. Iet Wiersma says:

    We’re in! Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (OBA), @obamsterdam from Amsterdam – The Netherlands,

  39. Dina K. says:

    We’ll be there! Indiana University Archives – @iubarchives

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  41. Petra Links says:

    NIOD it’s in too! Wish you all a lovely Valentine’s Day

    NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies

  42. Petra Links says:


    NIOD is in too! Wish you all a lovely Valentine’s Day

    NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


  43. Sarah says:

    Great idea!
    British Universities Film & Video Council @bufvc

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  45. We are participating too! World Bank @WorldBank

  46. Hilary P says:

    What a great idea! US National Archives @archivesnews

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