Dr Philip Saunders - Archivist
Dr Philip Saunders joins us as Archivist in January 2015. Most of his previous experience has been as a local authority archivist for Cambridgeshire County Council, where for 20 years he was responsible for the day-to-day running of first Huntingdon, then Cambridge, County Record Offices, before, as Principal Archivist, being responsible for collections management, repository and preservation matters across the Archives Service as a whole. Immediately prior to coming to CCCW he worked on the project led by The National Archives to update and put on-line the statutory Manorial Documents Register, a project that enabled him to renew acquaintance with medieval documents that he used for his doctoral thesis, partly published in ‘Royal ecclesiastical patronage from Winchelsey to Stratford’, in Owens’s Historical Essays in Honour of Professor Jeffrey H. Denton (2001).
Philip has a strong commitment to records preservation, both in the sense of extending collections and ensuring best practices for records in storage and use.
A Brick kiln being fired: thousands of red bricks in this kiln, being supervised night and day for a week by Zephaniah, the brother of The Bishop. (Joe Church Rollei neg 400 A/16
Bakima cattle people: evangelists. (Joe Church papers A/49)