Digitising the History of The Arsenal

The Arsenal Collection is now just over a month old, and we already have over 1,000 followers on Social Media, and have had over 10,000 views on this website, an achievement we are immensely proud of.

By now, hopefully most of you will have at least an idea of what we are about, but we thought we would give you a better idea of exactly what we are trying to achieve with The Arsenal Collection.

The collection so far already includes over 200 match programmes, including all home match programmes from 1954-55, 1967-68, the double winning season of 1970-71, and George Graham's first season in charge - 1986-87.
The programmes currently on the site range from 1913-14 to 1997-98.

As well as this, we have a number of rare items of Arsenal memorabilia including the architects plans for Highbury from 1913, and an agreement to sign Harry Pearson in 1904!

The collection so far, however, is just the tip of the iceberg as far as what we want to achieve. When we first set out in creating the website, we anticipated that to get near where we wanted to be would be at least a two year job working on it full time, so when you consider what we have achieved so far while working on the site in our spare time, that should give you some idea of the size of the project we are undertaking.

Our ultimate aim is to produce a huge online museum of Arsenal history, including a large number of rare items that are not currently easy to access in the public domain.

This will mean that The Arsenal Collection will be one of the largest, if not the largest, and most accessible online archives for those that wish to learn more about the history of our great club, be it for a professional, educational or simply a leisurely interest.

We have a lot of exciting plans for moving the site forward, and are happy to listen to any ideas for the site that you may have as an Arsenal supporter, or someone who has an interest in the history of the game.

If you have any ideas, thoughts or feedback, then please feel free to add your comments on this page, or you can Contact Us here.

Andy, Mark and Darren

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2 thoughts on “Digitising the History of The Arsenal”

  1. I recently posted on one of the groups my travel club photo card. Fromm 77 -78 , a few others did the same, I think a gallery of this would be a good idea. Makes it personal for followers!

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