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The Edible Archive

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

The Scottish Council on Archives is appearing on Radio Scotland today on the Kitchen Cafe show to discuss the Edible Archive project.

This project is part of the Archives Awareness campaign for 2011 and the SCA "is inviting archives and members of the public across Scotland to contribute recipes from their collections and personal cookbooks. Your contributions will be included in an archival cookbook, The Edible Archive."

So far contributions include examples from business archives in images like this one from the Jackson Elphick & Co. Ltd company who were actually bathfounders, enamellers and sanitary engineers.  But this image of a kitchen range was found in a trade catalogue in their collection held by Glasgow University Archive Services.

Image courtesy of University of Glasgow Archive Services
from Jackson, Elphick & Co Ltd Collection, GB 0248 UGD 122/3/1/10
taken from 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.


The Business Archives Strategy for Scotland was published in August, read it here. Keep an eye on the blog for more news about business archives and the strategy's implementation.

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