The Friends of Nottinghamshire Archives (FONA) was established in 2012 to promote the work of Nottinghamshire Archives in supporting, sustaining and preserving the rich documentary heritage of the county. In doing so, it complements the nottinghamshirearchivesfrontleftwork of the Nottinghamshire Archives Users’ Group and Volunteers.

FONA has different cateogories of membership and is run by a small voluntary committee, for which nominations are invited in advance of the Annual General Meeting.

Membership of FONA provides opportunities to share the enjoyment of documents and archives through a range of activities and benefits:

  • Supporting the work of Nottinghamshire Archives in preserving the county’s rich heritage.
  • Invitations to members’ events, talks and visits.
  • Reserved places at talks organised by Nottinghamshire Archives (5 free places available).
  • Full colour newsletter sent out three-times a year

Friends raise funds, through meetings and subscriptions, to help acquire material and equipment for the Archives office. Details of past FONA activities may be found in our newsletters.

Further information can be found on our publicity leaflet.


The latest issue (September 2018) of the FONA Newsletter is now available for downloading.



The latest issue (October 2018) of Outreach (newsletter of the Friends of the National Archives) is now available for viewing.