Banking & the State – Call for Papers

The European Association for Banking and Financial History, the Institute for Banking and Financial History, and the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE are jointly organizing a conference on ‘Banking & the State’, which will be held in Frankfurt am Main on 23 February 2021. This symposium will take an in depth look at the […]

ARA’s Section for Business Records 2020 Summer Seminar to take place online

The ARA’s Section for Business Records 2020 Summer Seminar will be taking place online for the first time! This year’s theme is ‘Building Resilience’ and features a discussion of the process that led to the rescue of the Thomas Cook archives with Richard Wiltshire, Jenny Bunn and Robin Jenkins, followed by workshop run by Steve […]

Notes from BAC Online Session released

On 27 April 2020 the Business Archives Council hosted an afternoon hour-long session for its members. Members caught up with each other and discussed current issues including how they were documenting their organisations’ responses to COVID-19. The session was hosted by BAC Trustees – Judy Faraday (John Lewis Partnership), Sara Kinsey (Nationwide Building Society) and […]

Crisis Management Team and Covid-19

A recent update by Chris Cassells, Business Archives Surveying Officer: Many of you will have seen in the news that a number of significant British businesses have collapsed in recent days. Unfortunately, due to current circumstances we will likely see more historically/culturally significant businesses go under in the coming months. The UK Crisis Management Team (CMT) are […]

Leicestershire Record Office to become permanent home of national Thomas Cook archive

An archive of business and travel history with national and international significance is to be preserved and secured for the future in the county, after the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland was selected as the new permanent home of the Thomas Cook archive collection. The Record Office, which is run by Leicestershire County Council […]