Category Archives: Archives

Explore Your Archives day 8: #SportingArchives

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 have … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive Day 7 #ArchiveAnimals

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 the DMU … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive day 6 #DiversityArchives

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 or … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive day 5 #Maritime

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 Great … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive day 4 #HairyArchives

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 hairy … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive day 3 – #ArchiveAnniversaries

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 also … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive day 2: #Religious Archives

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 a … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive day 1 #musicarchives

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 students.  … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive 2018

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 itself … Continue reading

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Conference Round-up: Part II

Following my trip to Glasgow to attend the Archives and Records Association annual conference, I was delighted to also be able to attend the International Council on Archives Section on University and Research Institution Archives conference, this year held in … Continue reading

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