Heritage: The William Collins Archive

The partnership between HarperCollins and the University to preserve the William Collins, Sons & Co Ltd Archive allows HarperCollins to draw on its rich heritage to support future growth and protect its assets. At the same time, researchers are provided with access to these unique resources which document the development of this publishing giant.

HarperCollins traces its British roots to 1819, when William Collins established his printing and publishing business in Glasgow. From its beginnings publishing religious texts and reference works, the company developed the market for popular editions of classical literature before moving into the publication of original fiction. Collins established itself as a key figure in the international market publishing authors including Agatha Christie, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis and Enid Blyton.

Partner: HarperCollins

Group: University of Glasgow Archive Services


To learn more about this project or to discuss developing a partnership with the College of Arts please contact Dr Fraser Rowan the College of Arts Business Development manager by email or phone (0141 330 3885).

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