The Business Archives Council was founded in 1934 to encourage the preservation of business archives and to promote the study of business history. The Council is sponsor to this series of guides to sources of material for the study of the history of particular industries. The core of each book in the series consists of a company-by-company guide to the industry's records. Each entry includes a brief history of the company, a summary of its surviving archives and a bibliography of related publications. This historical compendium is supplemented by two introductory essays, written by academics or archivists well known for their work in the field. The first outlines the history of the industry and the second describes the nature and uses of the archival records which it has created. The series will be of value to academic historians as well as appealing to a wider audience of local and family historians, interest groups and industrial archaeologists. The many company histories which each volume contains make the series a standard work for reference libraries.
British Banking A Guide to Historical Records
By Lesley Richmond, Julie Stevenson
June 28, 2003
The pharmaceutical industry has changed beyond all recognition in the past 100 years. The modern industry is constantly in the news as new breakthroughs in medical treatment are announced, often provoking ethical and social debates about the implications of new technologies. This volume facilitates...
By John Orbell
August 15, 2001
This substantially expanded new edition of the Guide to the Historical Records of British Banking contains details of over 700 archive collections held in local record offices, university and local libraries and of course, banks. Wider coverage is given to the records of major domestic banks, ...
By Pamela Hunter
June 15, 2004
Veterinary medicine has long been recognized as one of the more neglected areas of medical history. One of the main stumbling blocks to research is the lack of comprehensive information regarding the survival and availability of primary source material. Veterinary Medicine: A Guide to Historical ...