Monday, November 19, 2012

Digital Resource: Schneider & Cie Archives

The Académie François Bourdon, in cooperation with the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Dijon, is in the process of making a large portion of its Schneider et Cie Archives (covering the period 1837-1966) accessible on-line. A major section of the archives involves thousands of documents, drawings, and photographs (100,000 pages, 650 plans, and 800 photos, according to AFB director Ivan Kharaba) from the company's files during the First World War, 1914-1918. In addition, all the company minutes from 1840 to 1965 are now freely available.
  Material is divided into categories:  documents, photographs, and plans. The various categories suggested to researchers are still incomplete; the fields will be progressively refined and populated as the work of cataloging and digitization continues. Additional resources will be made available as they are completed, including a segment focused on the records of factory workers.