LevelCollection
Ref NoGMG
TitleRecords of Guardian Media Group
Date1830-2009
Extent75 boxes (accruing)
Creator NameGuardian Media Group plc, 1924-; newspaper proprietor
The Guardian, 1821-
DescriptionRecords relating to the Guardian Media Group plc, owner of the Guardian and the Observer newspapers. The company was founded as Manchester Guardian and Evening News Limited (MGEN); and has also been known as Guardian and Manchester Evening News Limited (GMEN Ltd) and Guardian and Manchester Evening News plc (GMEN plc) before being renamed Guardian Media Group (GMG) in 1993.
Prior to the formation of Guardian Newspapers Ltd in 1967, the Guardian editor reported directly into Guardian and Manchester Evening News plc (and its predecessor names) and therefore records relating to the Guardian can be found here as well as in the main Guardian collection (GUA).
Admin HistoryGuardian Media Group (GMG) is a multimedia business. Its core business is Guardian News & Media (GNM), which publishes the Guardian and the Observer newspapers and the theguardian.com website. It also holds a diverse portfolio of investments to help support GNM's journalism..The Group has been wholly owned by the Scott Trust since 1936.

The company was established in 1924 as the Manchester Guardian and Evening News Ltd (MGEN Ltd) when CP Scott, the owner and editor of the Manchester Guardian, purchased the Manchester Evening News from Russel Allen. The company was renamed Guardian and Manchester Evening News Ltd (GMEN Ltd) in 1973; and it became a plc in 1982 (GMEN plc). In November 1993 it changed its names to Guardian Media Group plc (GMG).
Custodial HistoryThe majority of records in this collection have been transferred directly to the archive from GMG offices in Manchester.
System Of ArrangementRecords of the company are divided into sections reflecting functions of the business:
GMG/1 Management
GMG/2 Finance
GMG/3 Legal (no records available currently)
GMG/4 Personnel
GMG/5 Internal Communications
Access StatusOpen(part)
Related MaterialGUA - records of the Guardian newspaper
Please note that the majority of the historic records of the Manchester Guardian, 1821-1960s are held at the John Ryland Library, University of Manchester. See: http://rylibweb.man.ac.uk/specialcollections/collections/guide/atoz/guardian/
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