Category Archives: Archives

The Oronto Douglas Collection

Tweet We are pleased to announce an exciting new collection – papers of Oronto Douglas, Nigerian environmental rights lawyer and alumni of DMU! Oronto Douglas was born in Okoroba, Nigeria. He attended the University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive day 9 – #InternationalArchives

Tweet DMU is rightly proud of its #DMUGlobal scheme, an international experience programme for our students, which aims to enrich studies, broaden cultural horizons and to develop key skills valued by employers. For today’s #InternationalArchives theme I chose a couple of … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archives day 8: #SportingArchives

Tweet Today’s theme is #SportingArchives and for this theme I have gathered together images of various sports and athletes from all over the world from various collections within our archive. Trying to get as wide a variety as possible I … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive Day 7 #ArchiveAnimals

Tweet The theme of animals is particularly significant to the symbolism of both Leicester and De Montfort University as the DMU lion featured in the university’s logo has a long history that is connected with the city’s heraldry. Taken from a previous post exploring … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive day 6 #DiversityArchives

Tweet There are many ways to think and talk about diversity in the archives and this post will illustrate some of the conversations we regularly have in Special Collections on this topic. Three core concerns that we are asked about … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive day 5 #Maritime

Tweet A #MaritimeArchives theme may seem like a particularly tricky #exploreyourarchives topic for an archive located in the Midlands but you will be surprised! DMU Maritime Links To mark the WWI centenary year our travelling exhibition highlights the impact of the … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive day 4 #HairyArchives

Tweet For today’s #exploreyourarchives theme it’s the all time winner – #HairyArchives and I’ve found some wonderful images featuring my favourite hairy companions, dogs! This year we thought we would mix it up with images of more than just hairy humans but … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive day 3 – #ArchiveAnniversaries

Tweet There have been many significant anniversaries during 2018, not least the 100 year anniversaries of the end of the First World War and of the passing of Representation of the People Act allowing (some) women to vote. It has … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive day 2: #Religious Archives

Tweet Today’s Explore Your Archive hashtag relates to #ReligiousArchives. For this theme I have selected some work by our architectural students of the 1930s, who were required to produce ‘measured drawings’ of local Leicester and Leicestershire buildings. Special Collections holds … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive day 1 #musicarchives

Tweet Today’s #exploreyourarchive theme is #MusicArchives. While not one of our collections subject strengths when looking through some student work from the Leicester Municipal School of Art, we came across these two fantastic examples of concert posters created by lithography … Continue reading

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