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Borderlines VI: Showcasing our performance-related collections

Tweet Following on from our previous post, conference season is clearly underway as we created two bespoke displays in one week. After the Photographic History Research Conference we dived straight in to ‘Borderlines VI: performing across the frontiers of fear’ … Continue reading

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Showcasing our photographic history collections

Tweet Special Collections was pleased to be invited to prepare a pop-up display for the Photographic History Research Centre annual conference. The conference theme is Material Practices of Visual History. The case includes a brochure from the Kodak Collection library; … Continue reading

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Norwegian Constitution Day

Tweet A special two for one Folklore Thursday and Norway’s National Day As well as being a sports-themed #FolkloreThursday¬†today, 17th May, is Norway’s national day! An official public holiday, the day celebrates Norway’s recognition as an independent kingdom from when … Continue reading

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Citations, references and footnotes, oh my!

Tweet We’ve recently had a rush of readers finalising their coursework and dissertations, and one question we are often asked is how to cite archive documents in their work. References are used to: Enable the reader to locate the sources … Continue reading

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RAF at 100

Tweet April 1 marks 100 years since the formation of the Royal Air Force. To celebrate we’ve had a look through our press cuttings albums to find associations between the RAF and the Colleges of Art and Technology during the … Continue reading

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The Ski Club of Great Britain Collection comes to DMU!

Tweet Special Collections is delighted that the Ski Club of Great Britain have deposited their collection of winter sports documents, artefacts, artworks and books with us. We celebrated the new partnership at a launch event last week. The collection traces … Continue reading

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New Catalogues on the Archives Hub

Tweet               Thanks to the efforts of our Graduate Champion, Gursharan, we have several more new catalogues available on the Archives Hub. Here’s a round up – remember all of these collections are available … Continue reading

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#FolkloreThursday meets #NationalStorytellingWeek

Tweet Today’s #FolkloreThursday theme is favourite fairy tales, in honour of #NationalStorytellingWeek! We were absolutely spoiled for choice with this theme, as we have such a wonderful collection of beautifully illustrated children’s stories. To start, a Walter Crane illustration for … Continue reading

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New Catalogues, January 2018

Tweet Thanks to the sterling efforts of Gursharan, our Graduate Champion, we have eight new catalogues live on the Archives Hub this month! They are a wide ranging selection of items relating to the history of DMU, fashion, and art. … Continue reading

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First new collection of 2018

Tweet Our collections relating to textile and clothing manufacture are growing with the addition today of two boxes of knitted fabric samples from the Stibbe company, a Leicester company involved in the manufacture of industrial knitting machines. The samples were … Continue reading

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