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​The Jersey Archive looks after the Bailiff’s Occupation and Liberation Papers. These are a collection of over 3,000 files consisting of over 28,000 pages of correspondence between the Bailiff, Alexander Coutanche, the German Authorities, States of Jersey Departments and members of the public. They are key in telling the story of Occupation and Liberation in Jersey and have been consulted by several local historians and academic researchers.

In 2011, the Occupation Collections were included as part of the UNESCO UK Memory of World Register. Much of the collection is on extremely fragile, low quality paper, and the collection’s high use means that damage to the original material is possible.

The Association of Jersey Charities has sponsored a project to preserve the collection and to increase access to this unique resource charting the written history of the Occupation and Liberation. They will do this by digitising the original material and attaching images to Jersey Archive’s online catalogue. This will allow the original material to be preserved at Jersey Archive whilst the online versions could be used by members of the public, historians, academics and researchers both locally and worldwide.

The digitisation process will take about a year to complete, but archives will be continually released gradually from March 2020, with the project completed by the end of the year.

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