2015 Conference

Hunter Gatherers: Collecting Today's Business Archives

This year's Business Archives Council conference was held on Tuesday 10th November at The Prudential Assurance Company Building, 138-142 Holborn Bars, London EC1N 2NQ. 

The aim was to share, discuss and debate the variety of ways business archives are 'collected', in the broadest sense. Speakers and contributors covered a wide range of collecting and collections development activities, from records transfers to documentation initiatives and surveys, and from digital deposits to purchases. Also up for debate was the implications and challenges of different collecting activities - including funding - for archives, depositors, historians and other users. 

Download the programme to find out more.

Download presentations by the following speakers:

Isobel Hunter (The National Archives) - Keynote

Claire Tunstall & Ruth Loughrey (Unilever Archives and Records Management)

Claire Twinn & James Mortlock (HSBC Archives)

John Porter Slides and Notes (Prudential Archive)

Dr Rob Perks (British Library)

Dr Katharine Haydon (former Project Interviewer, National Life Stories)

Cheryl Brown (Ballast Trust and University of Glasgow)

Download the notes produced by delegates during the final group discussion.

The conference was followed by a reception for the presentation of the BAC Wadsworth Prize for Business History, taking place nearby at Lloyds Banking Group, 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN from 6 pm onwards.

The day was followed on Twitter using the conference hastag #BAC2015.

A summary of the day will appear on this page soon and remember to keep an eye out for details of future BAC events.

Please send any questions to conference organisers Bryony Leventhall and Owen Munday at: bacconference@gmail.com