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Paper treasures

Published on 20 October 2020

Paper treasures

Listening to the radio the other day, I heard about HYMAG, formerly The Hyman Archive. The Archive was founded in the 1990s by MTV scriptwriter James Hyman and now holds the Guinness World Record for being the largest collection of magazines. There are around 5,000 different magazine titles represented covering film, art, lifestyle, music, fashion, youth, and so on, with over 150,000 issues and 10 million pages dating back to 1850. The collection is growing all the time.

Along the way, the Archive obtained the Hans Tasiemka Archive of over 6 million newspaper and magazine clippings, filed by subject or celebrity name.

HYMAG is built on a lifetime’s passion for magazines, celebrating both creator and collector, and is a treasure trove in print beloved of journalists, researchers, historians and all those who love magazines. It is a unique way of preserving and documenting popular history, predominantly that of the UK, while keeping it accessible. The entire archive is currently being digitised with plans to make it available to subscribers globally from next year.

Archives are what we’re all about – whether it’s managing corporate documents or museum artefacts – and this archive sounds fascinating.

If you would like to speak to one of our friendly people about how we can help you with your archive needs you contact us via the website and we will call you back, or you can call us direct on 0333 060 9158.