Collection MS 298 - Bengal Project Collection

Identity area

Reference code

MS 298

Title

Bengal Project Collection

Date(s)

  • 1993 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

1 box

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

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.

Content and structure area

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.

Accruals

Not expected

System of arrangement

Usually chronological within series.

Conditions of access and use area

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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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Made up paper, photographic and audio materials

Finding aids

Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

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Related units of description

MS 285-297; MS 417; MS 431

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Description control area

Description identifier

MS 298

Rules and/or conventions used

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

Status

Catalogued

Dates of creation revision deletion

Language(s)

  • English

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