Records of the Business Archives Council of Scotland, independent archive body, 1960-, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • General information files relating to BACS, including annual general meeting agendas, minutes, reports, accounts, surveys and correspondence 1960-1993
  • List of members 1974-1986

Administrative / Biographical History

The Business Archives Council of Scotland was established in 1960  as an independent archive body concerned with the active preservation of Scottish business records. It is a registered charity funded by donations from Scottish businesses and grant-in-aid from the Scottish Record Office. The council deals specifically with the preservation of Scottish business records, broadly defined to include professional bodies and associations, and the promotion of their study. The council employs one full-time surveying officer who operates out of the University of Glasgow Archives & Business Records Centre. The surveying officer contacts companies in order to locate records of a historical nature. Once found the records are sorted, listed and advice is offered to ensure the record‰??s preservation, be it on the company‰??s premises or in a public repository. Source: Business Archives Council of Scotland website.


The system of arrangement reflects the original order in which it was received

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Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 08 March 2006.

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