Bengal Project Collection
- 1993 (Creation)
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The Bengal Project was initiated by the History Department in 1993, with the purpose of providing a picture of the lives of Scottish people employed in India prior to the 1960's. Project leaders David Swinfen and Chris Whatley invited those with any relevant material to donate the material to the University and also arranged to record the reminsences of those who lived and worked in Bengal.
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Scope and content
Interviews recorded of members of the public who gave accounts of their experiences of living and working in India prior to 1960, in addition to photographs and publications donated to the project relating to life in India.
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Usually chronological within series.
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Conditions governing access
Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.
Conditions governing reproduction
Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.
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Made up paper, photographic and audio materials
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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997
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