Special Event: Business Records at the London Metropolitan Archives

1 07 2014

Business As Usual…

London Metropolitan Archives

Friday, 4 July 2014 from 10:15 to 16:30 (BST)

London, United Kingdom

Discover the treasures to be found in the extensive business archives held at LMA which date back to late 15thcentury. There will be presentations on George Daniels, watchmaker; Chubb and Son, lock and safe manufacturers and Standard Chartered Bank as well as discussion breakouts with Business Archives Council, Cass Business School and Outhouse London.

  • Find out about the importance of business archives to academic, local and family historians, business researchers, teachers and young people alike.
  • Find out more about caring for business archives within a business, or in a deposited environment and using them to advantage.
  • Find out more about the important contribution made by LMA volunteers in making these records available.

*Bring a picnic*

**Please note that tickets to all LMA events are non-refundable**

Programme –

  • 10.15-10.45 am – Arrival – refreshments
  • 10.45-11.00 am – Welcome to LMA – Geoff Pick, Director of LMA / Richard Wiltshire, Senior Archivist LMA
  • 11.00-11.40 am – ‘All in Good Time’: the archives of George Daniels, world-renown watchmaker. Andrew King, horologist and cataloguer, The Clockmakers’ Museum and Educational Trust of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
  • 11.40 am – 12 noon – Tea break
  • 12.00-12.45 pm – Victorian defence against burglars: insight into Chubb and Son, lock and safe maker archives. Dr David Churchill, Teaching Fellow in Social History, University of Leicester; Pam Dobby, LMA volunteer
  • 12.45-2.00 pm – Lunch Break (bring a picnic)
  • 2.00-2.45 pm – Science, Diversity and Engaging young people about the City of London’s Global reach – archives of Standard Chartered Bank. LMA Development team – Maureen Roberts, Howard Benge and Symeon Ververidis
  • 2.45-3.15 pm – Tea break / exhibition of selected items / optional tour. Richard Wiltshire
  • 3.15-4.00 pm – A Valuable Resource

    Short panel introduction and breakouts sessions:

    1) Advice on keeping and researching business archives – Dr Mike Anson, Chair, Business Archives Council

    2) A depositor’s experience and vision – Julie Parker and Mavis Seaman, Outhouse London (formerly managed the Drill Hall, Camden performance arts space)

    3) Educating young inspiring business students – Professor Clive Holtham and Angela Dove, Cass Business School, City University

  • 4.00-4.30 pm – Feedback from breakout, actions and conclude




London Metropolitan Archives Launches Business Archives Collections Guide

27 06 2013

London Metropolitan Archives (LMA), City of London launches a new business archives collections guide
Guide to Business Archives: Unlock the riches of the archives of London commerce and trade with the world

The guide is a comprehensive A-Z to company names and individuals for which substantive catalogued business records are held by LMA. There are two associated indexes – a trade subject index and a geography index for where companies operated outside the UK. There is also an introduction to how the guide works.

This resource will truly help users unlock and access the extensive collections in LMA’s care. For more information and to view the full guide, see here.