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Case study: John Murray Archive - celebrating the history of the book

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

The John Murray archive is a treasure trove of over 200 years of the firm's publishing history as well as containing information about 7 generations of the Murray family. It contains stories of travel, adventure, passion and much more.

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The case study describes how the business archive collection is used by a wide variety of researchers through the NLS' events, talks, online activities and education/outreach programs and demonstrates that business papers are essential and integral to understanding authors.

The full case study is available here and there others can be found here.


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.

You can also contact us at any time with thoughts and contribute your comments to the blog!

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Kiara King (Ballast Trust Archivist)