The HOUSE OF FRASER Archive

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The House of Fraser Archive offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of one of Britain's leading department stores. House of Fraser has a long and distinguished history. Founded in 1849 as a small drapery shop on the corner of Argyle Street and Buchanan Street in Glasgow, it expanded rapidly, acquiring some 200 different stores, and opening branches in many parts of the world.

The Archive is an outstanding source for the history of British design, fashion, tastes, lifestyles, consumerism and consumption from the early nineteenth to the end of the twentieth century.

The physical Archive is held at Glasgow University Archive Services.

Through this site you can Search and Browse House of Fraser records relating to Companies, Functions, Activities, People, Record Types, Products and Types of Trade. You can also view Images related to the records and if you Register you can provide your own Tags and leave comments about the records.

For information on the House of Fraser's current products and services please visit the House of Fraser website.

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