Creation of High Wycombe furniture electronic archive

The High Wycombe Furniture Archive (HWFA) is part of the Research Centre for Furniture at Buckinghamshire New University in High Wycombe. The archive contains photographic and print material relating to furniture companies in the High Wycombe region, primarily from Ercol Limited, E. Gomme Limited (G-Plan) and furniture industry union related records.

This project is concerned with the digitisation of this collection resulting in an interface (website) that will make this primary material available to scholars, researchers, students and the interested general public.

Principal investigator
Professor Jake Kaner
Principal project staff
Professor Jake Kaner; Mrs Sharon Grover
Start date
Thursday, December 1, 2005
Completion date
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Source material
The sources are held in Bucks New University's (formerly Buckinghamshire Chiltern University College) Faculty of Creativity and Culture within the High Wycombe Furniture Archive (in the Furniture Research centre). The sources are Ercol furniture ltd, Furniture Industries Limited, JW Skull, E.Gomme Ltd, GPlan, Amalgamated furniture trades and Union records. The analogue material is composed of a range of items, these being; Black white Negatives Black white prints - large format Black white glass positives Colour slides (35 mm) Colour negatives (35 mm) Working drawings - scale 1:2 Water colour images Colour brochures Black white brochures Black white recorded minutes in annual bound volumes The captured images are held on a server as master files in TIFF format

Kaner, Jake and Grover, Sharon. "The High Wycombe Furniture Archive." Art Libraries Journal Vol. 32 No. 3 (2007): 41-47.