As of December 2015 our work to create an online version of the Minton company records catalogue is complete! This means 5,328 records are now available to browse and search through here on the website.
To dive straight in, click on the “Browse the catalogue” link below, or use the search bar. We’ve also written blog posts with more information on how this all works and how to get the most out of your catalogue searches. If you’d like to search using a document’s MS number, place an asterisk before the MS.
Alternatively, you can use our themed searches, shown in the menu, to find highlights from the Minton company records catalogue with images from the original records. What is currently featured on this site is just a taster of what it would be possible to achieve in future externally funded projects.
The Minton company records are a relatively complete record of the Minton Factory. Through these records you can find out about how the factory was managed, how the ware was produced, marketed and sold, and who was employed by the factory and what they did.
How to Browse the Catalogue
By default our online collections platform shows you the details of the particular record you’re viewing, but you can also choose to navigate through the collection by clicking on the “Browse by Hierarchy” tab.
The hierarchy displays the archive collection’s records in a “tree” structure and will automatically expand the “branch” which contains the record you’re currently viewing – its title will also be in bold. You can click the [+] and [-] check boxes to expand and contract the other sections of the collection, and click on a record’s title to view its details.
As before, to quickly get back to the “tree” structure from the details view, click on the “Browse by Hierarchy” tab. If your place in the tree isn’t immediately visible – a common occurrence in larger sections of the catalogue – click the “Jump to this document in the hierarchy” link to automatically scroll the page to the correct place in the structure.