Your Country Needs Your Diaries

The Great Diary Project at Bishopsgate Institute, nr Liverpool Street Station, London rescues and preserves every unwanted diary we can find, to safeguard  long-term the thoughts and ideas of real people of all kinds who – writing for themselves with no agenda – bequeath us a historical resource of extraordinary power and importance.

The Great Diary Project wants your diaries. We want ANY diary you have and can’t or don’t want to keep. Whoever wrote the diary, it maybe your personal diary or that of a family member or friend; wherever your diaries come from and whatever your diaries contain we are committed to caring for them. All we ask is that you send the diaries to The Great Diary Project when you are done.

The Great Diary Project team know that many diaries have been abandoned to the bonfire because the owner didn’t have space to keep them or thought they weren’t worth anything, to us all diaries are priceless. We believe your diaries and the diaries of your friends and families are a vital part of our heritage.

The Bishopsgate Institute has very generously provided a safehouse for the diaries.

The Bishopsgate Institute has state of the art facilities and an expert team of archivists on hand to ensure the integrity of any diary we are sent is protected and secured for posterity.

We will respect the privacy wishes of donators to the Great Diary Project.