Reception: Woolworths Archive, Reading

A reception to celebrate the launch of the:

Woolworths archive at the University of Reading

Friday 10th March 2017, 18.00-19.30,
Henley Business School,
University of Reading,
Whiteknights,
Reading, RG6 6UD

The Centre of International Business History (CIBH), at the University of Reading’s Henley Business School, is delighted to announce that the corporate archive of Woolworths UK has been donated to the University of Reading Archives at the University’s Museum of English Rural Life (MERL). Woolworths was one of most iconic retail brands on the British high street and, from the 1930s until 1968, Britain’s largest retailer. Following preservation work and cataloguing, this collection will soon be accessible to researchers and others with an interest in this much-loved retail institution.
To celebrate the launch of this archive, CIBH is holding a reception on Friday 10th March, from 18.00-19.30, at the Henley Business School (main Reading University campus). This will also include an exhibition of materials from the Woolworths archive collection. Those interested in attending should register beforehand via the following web-link https://www.henley.ac.uk/events/a-reception-to-celebrate-the-launch-of-the-woolworths-archive-at-the-university-of-reading. This also provides a map of the campus and travel information.
We thank Shop Direct for their help and generosity in securing the preservation of this archive.
For further information contact Professor Peter Scott, Professor of International Business History, p.m.scott@henley.ac.uk 0118 378 5435 or for questions regarding booking, Valerie Woodley, Department Administrator, v.woodley@henley.ac.uk, 0118 378 7667.

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