The Bartholomew Archive
National Library of Scotland project
Funded by the John R Murray Charitable Trust, the National Library of Scotland's Bartholomew Archive Project has two main objectives:
- To conserve and list the Bartholomew firm's Printing Record
- To produce a detailed report on the archive.
Bartholomew Printing Record
The Printing Record contains a copy of everything the Bartholomew firm printed between 1877 and 2002.
Work to conserve and catalogue the Printing Record is on-going, with this part of the project due to end in 2014. Once completed we will produce a fully-searchable database for the Printing Record.
By August 2013 we had:
- Conserved 129 volumes, covering 1877-1960
- Catalogued 103 volumes, covering 1877-1945.
We are highlighing items of interest we discover during this work in the Bartholomew Archive blog.
Bartholomew Archive survey and report
Undertaken in 2008, this work supplemented and consolidated the previous listing and arrangement of the business records, and provided a selective survey of the maps and plans. It incorporates recommendations for further work required (including conservation surveys) to make the archive fully accessible.
We will use the report to promote the archive and as a basis for further funding bids. Contact us if you would like a copy of the report.
Funding and management of the archive
The John R Murray Charitable Trust funds the Bartholomew Archive Project. The Trust is donating £430,000 to the National Library of Scotland (NLS) from 2007-2014.
A steering committee is responsible for managing the project at NLS. Advising the committee is a group of external stakeholders.
Contact us to find out more about the NLS Bartholomew Archive Project.
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