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Insights from banking archives

Friday, 19 February 2010

An article in last weekend's Times discusses new insights into the life of Lewis Carroll from his bank account records.  Read more. (Thanks to Maria Sienkiewicz for sending this to the Archives-NRA Listserv.)

There has also been a bit of discussion on the listserv about the records of nationalised banks eg Northern Rock and whether they should be considered public records and what this would mean for their long-term preservation and care.  The discussion raised some interesting points (see here) and emphasised again the importance of a business archives strategy and its successful implementation to protecting vulnerable business archives from all sectors.

It turns out the Northern Rock records have been deposited with Tyne and Wear Archives.  Details here.


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This blog will provide information about the development of a National Strategy for Business Archives in Scotland. It will also be used to provide general updates about Business Archives in Scotland.

This blog is written by Kiara King, the Ballast Trust archivist. Updates on the Data Mapping Project are written by Cheryl Brown, project officer.


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