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As a major employer in twentieth century Scottish industry, whose importance has been widely acknowledged, the print and publishing industry has a social, economic and cultural history which has been little researched and documented. The SAPPHIRE initiative has been set up as the first sustained attempt to fill this gap within that knowledge of the industry.

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SAPPHIRE SITE CONTINUES TO HIT MILESTONES IN VISITOR NUMBERS

As of 27 March 2014, the SAPPHIRE website continues to maintain milestone viewer numbers, notching up its 46,000th visitor since site monitoring began in 2007. In the three years since last site…

Book History with a Spanish Twist

Profs Finkelstein and McCleery happily display the full set of translations to date of their Introduction to Book…

Archive relocation to Dundee

SAPPHIRE are pleased to announce that the SAPPHIRE archives have relocated to the University of Dundee. SAPPHIRE's collection of social history records, interviews, digital material and Scottish…

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