BAC Cataloguing Grant for Business Archives
This cataloguing grant is in support of the National Strategy for Business Archives. We hope to make it available annually during strategy implementation, 2010-2015.
The aim of the grant, in funding the cataloguing of a business collection in either the private or public sector, is to:
- provide financial support for institutions/businesses that manage business archives
- reach collections that have not yet been prioritised but have potential academic or socio-historical value
- create opportunities for archivists, or para-professionals/volunteers to gain experience in listing business collections
- make more business collections accessible
We envisage that the £2000 grant will be used over the equivalent of a 4-week period to fund an archive intern or temporary staff member (under professional supervision), to catalogue a discrete collection of business records. This can either be a detailed catalogue of a small collection or a top-level catalogue of a more substantial collection. Grant recipients should provide the BAC with an article for its newsletter, and the catalogue should be made available to the National Register of Archives (published by The National Archives).
Any questions should be address to Lorna Williams, Trustee of the Business Archives Council (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone: 020 7601 4889)
Find out about the projects of past winners:
2013 - West Sussex Record Office
2012 - Durham County Record Office
2011 - Norfolk Record Office