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House of Fraser Archive

House of Fraser Archive

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Funded by:  AHRC

Main contact:   Victoria Peters

Subject areas:
Archives & Special Collections - University Services
Information Studies - School of Humanities, College of Arts

The House of Fraser Archive offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of one of Britain's leading department stores. House of Fraser has a long and distinguished history. Founded in 1849 as a small drapery shop on the corner of Argyle Street and Buchanan Street in Glasgow, it expanded rapidly, acquiring some 200 different stores, and opening branches in many parts of the world. The Archive is an outstanding source for the history of British design, fashion, tastes, lifestyles, consumerism and consumption from the early nineteenth to the end of the twentieth century.

This project was led by the University Archive Services.