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Explore Your Archive 2017 : Summary

Tweet What a fantastic week we have had participating in the Explore Your Archive campaign! We held 5 events attracting over 500 visitors, as well as joining in with the national Twitter activity using a different archival hashtag each day. … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive 2017: #lovearchives

Tweet What better way to complete the hashtag challenge with a post about how we #lovearchives!!! Prior to #Explorearchives we sent an invitation to colleagues inviting them to select the collection they love the most (if they could narrow it … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive 2017 #archivescience

Tweet From ‘low-tech’ paper, card and stamps to the dawn of information technology, this gallery traces the use of technology within the Kimberlin Library, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this month.

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Explore Your Archive 2017 : #hairyarchives

Tweet Today’s #explorearchives hashtag is #hairyarchives. We absolutely love this theme and as a challenge to ourselves we thought we would attempt to find at least one hairy archive for each decade since DMU opened as the Leicester College of Art … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive 2017 : #ediblearchives

Tweet Today Explore Your Archive is delving into the world of food and drink with the hashtag #ediblearchives. Travelling expands the mind and offers new experiences – and trying out local dishes is a huge part of being abroad! Menus, … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive 2017 – #archivecatwalk

Tweet For our first #ExploreArchives hashtag, #Archivecatwalk, we have an abundance of material! There is so much to choose from: fashion journals and magazines, plates and sketches and staff and student work. This is largely due to the fact that … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive 2017

Tweet #Explore Your Archive is finally here! In Special Collections we are all very excited to launch #ExploreArchives and get our events underway in our first ever university-wide campaign to take the joy of archives across campus and get staff, … Continue reading

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#Folklore Thursday 16/11/2017

Tweet While we couldn’t find any examples of #weatherlore specifically, we do have two beautiful children’s books where snow and winter is personified and a mother’s love comforts on a rainy day. First, this beautifully illustrated publication of The Snow Queen … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day 2017

Tweet Events taking place across the country tomorrow will mark Armistice Day when in 1918 the opposing forces during World War I ended hostilities. Trinity Hospital has been bathed in a red light all week, reminding us of the the … Continue reading

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#Folklore Thursday 09/11/2017

Tweet This week its #local folklore so we couldn’t wait to raid our collection of local history books to discover more about the traditions, customs and folkloric events of Leicestershire. Below is an image taken from The Leicestershire and Rutland Magazine … Continue reading

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