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EOGAN Conference 2017: Transition in Energy History

The 8th conference of the European Oil & Gas Archives Network will be held in Paris on 1st - 2nd June. Transition in Energy History will explore a number of topics with speakers ranging from academics, archivists and historians from Europe and beyond including from Total, Shell, Paris-Sorbonne University, the University of Aberdeen, the Norwegian Petroleum Museum and the Norwegian Oil and Gas Archive,

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Posted on: Thursday, 30th March 2017
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Bodleian acquires Oxford shoemaker’s ledgers

The premises of Ducker & Son Ltd was an Oxford landmark until its closure in 2016. Now the Bodleian Library has acquired a run of their ledgers between 1910 and 1963. These contain the details of a number of titled and other distinguished customers, including literary figures such as JRR Tolkien and Evelyn Waugh. For further information on this significant acquisition, follow the link below.


Posted on: Thursday, 23rd March 2017
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Launch of the Woolworths Archive

The corporate archive of Woolworths UK has been donated to the University of Reading Archives at the University's Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) and to celebrate its launch the Centre of International Business History (CIBH) at the University of Reading's Henley Business School is hosting a reception on the evening of Friday 10 March 2017. The event will include an exhibition of materials from the collection, which have been catalogued and will be soon accessible to researchers.

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Posted on: Tuesday, 7th February 2017
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Appeal to catalogue textile archives

The Friends of Lancashire Archives are seeking £12,000 to complete the cataloguing of the important collection of Horrockses, Crewdson & Co Ltd. The firm of cotton spinners and manufacturers grew out of a business established by John Horrocks in 1791. Horrockses were not only a significant company in their own right, styling themselves “The Greatest Name in Cotton”, they were employers on a scale that shaped the character of Preston.

To find out more about the company, the appeal and how to support it, follow the link.

Posted on: Tuesday, 7th February 2017
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John Rylands Library acquires ICI Dyestuffs Division archive

Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), formed in 1926 by the merger of a number of British chemical  companies, was for a long time the largest manufacturer in British industry. The archival legacy of such a large and widely-distributed business is complex. However, the archive of its Dyestuff Division, based in Manchester, has now found an appropriate home in the John Rylands Library. The archive includes the records of a number of predecessor firms and stretches far back into the 19th century. For more information, follow the link to the Library’s own blog.


Posted on: Tuesday, 24th January 2017
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