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World War I Centenary: Remembrance Day 2018

Tweet Events taking place across the country on Sunday 11th November will mark Armistice Day when in 1918 World War One finally ended. #DMUHeritage has a travelling pop-up display commemorating the contribution of DMU’s predecessor, the Leicester Municipal Technical and … 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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Conference Round-Up: Part 1

Tweet At the end of August I was fortunate to attend the Archives and Records Association annual conference, this year held in Glasgow with the theme “People Make Records”. In this blog post I want to round up some of the key points and interesting … Continue reading

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National Sporting Heritage Day 2018

Tweet Held on 30th September every year and organised by Sporting Heritage, the day, established in 2014, is a campaign geared towards celebrating and raising awareness about all sporting collections held in the UK. By way of celebrating the day … Continue reading

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#exploreyourarchives Through the decades, 00’s

Tweet In preparation for the upcoming Explore Your Archives event celebrating archives across the UK, ARA Scotland has started a new Twitter campaign focusing on history through the decades! Each week the theme changes to the next decade and the … Continue reading

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Stock Taking Round-Up 2018

Tweet “Stock taking” is the name of our game for a 2 week period, usually in the summer months when reader numbers are very low. At this time, Special Collections closes and gets on with large-scale tasks: all hands on … Continue reading

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PHRC Conference Write-Up

Tweet We were pleased to see that Naomi Daw aka The Heritage Girl mentioned our display in her write-up of the Photographic History Research Centre annual conference: “The display of items from the De Montfort University Special Collections was also … Continue reading

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#FolkloreThursday 08/02/2018: “the course of true love never did run smooth”

Tweet For this week’s #FolkloreThurdsay #Love theme we thought we’d add an extra dimension of our own by sharing some of the symbolic representations of love we found while exploring our collections. As we know from any contemporary perfume advertisement, … Continue reading

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Change to Opening Hours

Tweet A practical post for a Monday morning! We have had a change of staffing in Special Collections which has meant an adjustment to our opening hours. During December 2017 we are open on Mondays by appointment only, and open … Continue reading

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Folklore Thursday 30/11/2017

Tweet #Superstitions Fast becoming one of our favourite resources for #FolkloreThursday, this 1852 book, Wild Flowers by Anne Pratt,  provides wonderful nuggets of wisdom on plant lore, etymology, and much more as well as being accompanied by beautiful illustrations. This … Continue reading

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