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Crisis, Credibility and Corporate History

The proceedings of the symposium of the International Council on Archives, Section on Business and Labour, held in Basel in April 2013, have now been edited for publication by Alexander Bieri. Published by Liverpool University Press, the volume brings together contributions from archivists and historians from Denmark, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

For further details, visit the Liverpool University Press website

http://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=84

Posted on: Wednesday, 12th November 2014
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Who were the Aero girls?

A new website has been launched by the University of York, devoted to the quest by researchers Kerstin Doble and Francesca Taylor to discover the stories behind a series of portraits of 20 young women. The portraits were commissioned by the confectionery manufacturers Rowntree and used to advertise Aero chocolate between 1951 and 1957. They were found among the Rowntree records in Yorks Borthwick Institute for Archives. A public appeal for information was made at the same time as an exhibition at York Mansion House in October 2013 and the story has been widely reported in the press. The reaction and the response has been phenomenal, follow the link for more details.

http://digital.york.ac.uk/showcase/aerogirls.jsp

Posted on: Saturday, 27th September 2014
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Sainsbury Archive launches online catalogue

The Sainsbury Archive at the Museum of London Docklands has launched an online catalogue at:
http://catalogue.sainsburyarchive.org.uk/

The catalogue comprises more than 19,000 records descriptions and 2000 digital images, along with authority records for the key people and places with links to Sainsburys, including details of historical store locations.

Posted on: Wednesday, 17th September 2014
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Save the Wedgwood Collection

The Wedgwood Collection, one of the most important industrial archives in the world and a unique record of over 250 years of British art, is under threat of being separated and sold off. The Art Fund now has the opportunity to purchase it for the nation intact, provided the final 2.74m of a total 15.75m fundraising target can be raised by 30 November 2014.

Find out more about the collection, why it is under threat and how you can help:

http://www.savewedgwood.org/

Posted on: Wednesday, 3rd September 2014
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Free online course using the M&S Company Archive - Innovation: the Key to Business success

M&S Company Archive has partnered with the University of Leeds to develop a new and exciting online course using their rich archive collection. The 'Innovation: The Key to Business Success' course launches Monday 15 September and matches archive case studies with research from the University to highlight how innovation happens in different scenarios.

Find out more about the 'Innovation: The Key to Business Success' course or sign up here: http://digitallearning.leeds.ac.uk/innovation/

Posted on: Wednesday, 3rd September 2014
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