The Lervad Archive

Welcome to the Lervad Archive. Digitizing archival material from the Lervad Company is one of our goals for the Save the Loom project. The purpose of the database is to make the history of Lervad

accessible for everyone and to make the archival work more comprehensible and easily available.

On this page, you will find the material that we have currently been able to digitize. 

Hopefully, more and more will be added to the database below, and therefore, we encourage you to come back anytime and check to see if more material has been digitized.

A guide to the functionalities of the database

Downloading the data

It is possible to download the data by clicking the "Download CSV" text, located in the bottom right corner of the database table. CSV stands for comma-separated values and is the type of data you open in programs like Microsoft Excel. Download the CSV file and open it in Microsoft Excel, easy as that.

Viewing the table in full screen

The table can be viewed in full-screen mode by clicking on the "View larger version" in the bottom right-hand corner. The table will open in a new window unless you have a personal setup on your computer, where you have requested a specific, other functionality.

Grouping by topics

If you would like to divide the data into separate groups, based on topic, you would be able to do so by using the functionality of "Group" located on the top bar of the table. By grouping by "year" for example, you would be able to see how many records (rows) there are from each year.

Click on the "Group" button and chose what you would like to group by. 

Sorting the data

Sorting the data can be done in two ways.

1. By clicking on "Sort" in the top bar of the table. When you click on the "Sort" button you will be allowed to "pick a field to sort by", you will afterward be allowed to enter more parameters if you wish to do so. Pick a field from the dropdown and click on either "first-last" or "last-first". As mentioned a secondary sorting parameter can be entered.

2. By right-clicking on the specific row title, for example, "year", you will be allowed to choose wheatear your sorting of that row should be from first-last or last-first.

Hiding specific columns

You can turn the visibility of a column off by clicking on the "Hide fields" in the top left corner of the table. The button allows you to choose which columns are displayed in the table, if the symbol to the left of the column name is green, it is on, and if the symbol is gray, it is turned off, while you view the table. Turning them on again can wither happen by clicking on the same button and turning them on again by using the sliders.