Business history and archives – ABH 2017

Anchor Line Ltd poster, 1921 (Anchor Line Ltd)

The Association of Business Historians (ABH) 2017 Conference will be hosted by the Centre for Business History in Scotland and will be held at the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, Glasgow on 29th June to 1st July 2017. The theme for the conference this year is “The Human Factor in Business History” and the final programme is available here.

Pre-conference drinks and tour

Archives and Special Collections are pleased to welcome attendees of the conference to our Thurso Street reading room on Wednesday 28th June for pre-conference drinks, a tour of our facilities and a display of items from the Scottish Business Archive. This event has limited capacity and should be booked here.

The Scottish Business Archive
The Scottish Business Archive covers almost all types of business and industrial activity in Scotland and the UK with over 500 collections from banking, confectioners and distillers to retail, solicitors and undertakers. Our holdings are particularly strong in relation to industrial concerns in the west of Scotland such as shipbuilding, railway locomotive manufacture, textiles and mining. They contain a wide variety of records including minute books, financial ledgers, legal documents, marketing material, production papers, staff records and photographs, providing invaluable insights into all areas of business activity.

You can find out more about the SBA on our blog and website:

Selection of images from the Scottish Business Archive

Business history in Glasgow

Advert for James Templeton & Co. Ltd from Scotland’s Industrial Souvenir,1904

Conference attendees might be interested in the following examples of Glasgow’s business history that you can see around the city still today:

Loading locomotives at Stobcross Quay, 1933 (Ellerman Line Ltd)

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