Our Project

These 100 documents were nominated by archives and record offices from across the UK. They represent only a tiny proportion of the many millions of archives held in their collections, and tell only some of the incredible stories of the North of England. Read and explore these fantastic archives that define the North and tell the story of our innovation and creativity.

We are launching with a small number of the top 100 documents. We’ll be adding to the site over the summer so come back and see what’s new.

Funded by The National Lottery and The National Archives and developed by Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums as part of the Great Exhibition of the North.

Thank you

Our sponsors have made this great project possible. We thank those and everyone else who have brought the North's 100 archives to life.