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Update on the Thomas Cook Archive

The Thomas Cook Archive comprises extensive written records relating to the company’s history from the firm’s foundation in 1841. They include unique letters, brochures, posters, passenger lists and guide books produced by the firm. There are also artefacts collected by the company. The collection has been widely used by researchers. It is an invaluable primary […]

BAC Wadsworth Prize for Business History 2019

  The BAC Wadsworth Prize is awarded annually by the Business Archives Council for a book judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the study of British business history. The 2019 Prize was awarded on the evening of Wednesday 20 November 2019, at a reception held at the National Theatre Studio, hosted by the […]

Transport for London – Tales from the Archive

Preservica have recently launched their ‘Tales from the Archive’ podcast, a new digital preservation focused series looking at what it takes to be a modern day corporate archivist. The podcasts deliver behind the scenes access to the archives from some of the worlds best known organisations, and explores how the corporate archive has become the trusted […]

The Future of the Thomas Cook Archive

  On the 23rd September 2019 the Thomas Cook Group ceased trading and entered Compulsory Liquidation. Around 21,000 worldwide employees were left without jobs (including 9,000 UK staff) and 600,000 customers (150,000 from the UK) were stuck overseas, triggering the UK’s largest peacetime repatriation. The future of the corporate archive, which until earlier this year […]

BAC/ICA SBA conference booking open

This year the Business Archives Council (BAC) conference will be a joint two day event with the Section on Business Archives of the International Council on Archives (SBA ICA). It will be held at The National Archives in Kew on the 14 and 15 November and will be on the critical theme of ‘Trust’. The […]