Category Archives: Special Collections

#WorldBookDay 2019

Tweet Special Collections looks after a range of rare books and journals as well as our archive and object holdings. Did you know we have a small number of early printed books, dating from 1474 to 1799? The subject matter … Continue reading

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Review of 2018

Tweet What a year it’s been! Here’s a summary of some of the highlights… January: We had some wonderful new collections including Leicester Riders Basketball Club, Leicester Area National Union of Mineworkers, the papers of David Batchelor, community and youth … Continue reading

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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 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 2018

Tweet It’s November which means … it’s nearly time for Explore Your Archive! Explore Your Archive is a campaign that showcases the best of archives and archive services in the UK and Ireland. The campaign is owned by the sector … Continue reading

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New Opening Times

Tweet From 1st September 2018 our opening times will be changing: with a desire to extend our accessibility and availability we will be opening on the first Saturday of every month. This means all readers, students/staff/members of the public will … Continue reading

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