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Marks and Spencer Archive

Friday, 16 March 2012

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The new Michael Marks Building opens its doors to the public today, Friday 16th March. This building is the home of Marks and Spencer's Company Archive which has been relocated from London to the University of Leeds.  Read more about it in the University press release here and on the BBC here.

As well as a new building the archive have also created a wonderful new interactive website Marks in Time where you can find out about the company's history, its collections, events that they are holding and even share your memories of M&S.

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Best headline for the story comes from the SCA with 'this is not just an archive... this is a Marks and Spencer archive.'  The SCA along with The National Archives, the Archives and Records Association and the Business Archives Council all sent letters of congratulation to M&S on the new Company Archive.


About This Blog

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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