Sahir House hands over history

Monday the 12th of January 2015 saw the start of an important project to catalogue the Sahir House Archive.  This highly significant archive evidences the vital support provided by Sahir House to people living with and affected by HIV over the last 30 years. Giving a fascinating insight into Merseyside’s journey with HIV the archive contains the business records of Sahir House, as well as community documents, and oral testimonies.

Collected as part of the Heritage Lottery funded Now&then project, the oral histories in particular bear witness to a key aspect of our history that might otherwise have remained untold.

The archive was handed to Archivist, Helena Smart and freelance Archivist Jane Speller at the Liverpool Archives by Sahir House volunteer Kevin Burgess and project worker Victoria Hughes.


Over the followingHanding Over History 2 weeks Jane will catalogue the collection. She will also select and digitise key items for use on social media and the Now+then website.

We’ll be giving you more updates as the project progresses.