Other helpful links

Archival theory and practice

Jackie Bettington, Kim Eberhard, Rowena Loo and Clive Smith, Keeping Archives, 3rd edition (Australian Society of Archivists, 2008)

Michael Cook, Archives Administration: A manual for intermediate and Smaller Organizations and for Local Government (Folkestone, England: William Dawson & Sons, 1977)

Carol Couture and Jean-Yves Rousseau, The Life of a Document. A Global Approach to Archives and Records Management (Montreal: Vehicule Press, 1982)

Maygene Daniels and Timothy Walch, eds., A Modem Archives Reader. Basic Readings on Archival Theory and Practice (Washington, D.C.: National Archives Trust Fund Board, 1984)

Edie Hedlin, Business Archives: An Introduction (Society of American Archives, 1978)

V Johnson, ed., Business Archives: Principles and Practice (Journal published by Business Archives Council)

Richard Lytle, ed., Management of Archives and Manuscript Collections for Librarians (Chicago: Society of American Archivists)

John Orbell, A Guide to Tracing the History of a Business (Gower, Aldershot, 1987)

T.R. Schellenberg, Modern Archives. Principles and Techniques (University of Chicago Press, 1956)

A. Turton, ed., Managing Business Archives (ButterworthHeinemann Ltd, 1991) nnow updated by:

A. Turton, ed. The International Business Archives Handbook: Understanding and managing the historical records of business (Routledge, 2017) KEY TEXT

Business sector archive surveys:

The National Archives, Architecture, Buildings and Construction Survey 2011-13

Wendy Habgood, Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. A guide to historical records (Manchester 1994)

Lesley Richmond and Alison Turton, The brewing industry: a guide to historical records (Manchester, 1990)

Lesley Richmond and Bridget Stockford, Company archives: a survey of the records of 1000 of the first registered companies in England and Wales (Aldershot, 1986)

Lesley Richmond & Alison Turton (eds.), Directory of corporate archives (Business Archives Council, 4th ed., 1996)

Lesley Richmond, Julie Stevenson & Alison Turton, The Pharmaceutical Industry. A Guide to Historical Records (Aldershot, 2003)

LA Ritchie, The shipbuilding industry: a guide to historical records (Manchester, 1992)

Alison Turton & John Orbell, British Banking. A Guide to Historical Records (Aldershot 2001)

Online reference

Professional organisations and associations:

Professional advice for small archives given in Gateway to Your Archives guide: https://www.exploreyork.org.uk/archives/keeping-your-archives/

The International Council on Archives Section on Labour and Industry deals with global archives and the effects of takeovers etc. https://www.ica.org/en/section-on-business-archives-sba

Queensland training manual http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/Recordkeeping/Training/Pages/default.aspx

Archivist workflow diagram https://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/spiro2009/append1/

UK business archives awarded United Nations Recognition https://spark.adobe.com/page/UknNDTT6srpx8/

Legal records at risk guidance

The Records at Risk Steering Group have updated Legal Records at Risk guidance for solicitors and law firms needing advice on keeping archives. The guide has been endorsed by the Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Professor Carl Stychin, the British Records Association and the Business Archives Council. https://www.britishrecordsassociation.org.uk/news/legal-records-at-risk-guidance-now-online/

B/LEV/1 Deeds of Judah Levy, grocer of Roman Road, Old Ford, Bow, London.  Image courtesy Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives