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:

  • Meetings and events, including invited speakers discussing archives and archival research and opportunities for members to share their research activities;
  • A newsletter three times a year reporting on the latest developments and acquisitions at the Archives;
  • Advanced notice of lunchtime talks and workshops held at the Archives;
  • 10% discount on all County Council publications purchased at Nottinghamshire Archives office (on production of a valid membership card).

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 (June 2018) of the FONA Newsletter is now available for downloading.


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