The Dorset Archives Trust (DAT) is an independent charitable body which supports the work of the Dorset History Centre (DHC – the archives and local studies library for Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole) and the preservation and promotion of the county’s written heritage in general. The Dorset Archives Trust is managed by a board of Trustees, who meet four times a year to guide the work of the charity.
The Trust’s key objective is to help save Dorset’s disappearing histories by:
- Raising awareness of the importance of archives in the story of Dorset’s past
- Fundraising to support projects at the History Centre
- Helping to save collections ‘at risk’ or in private hands
The Trust relies on fundraising and donations to keep their work going. You can help by: