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 set of images taken of student work, which includes a number of churches. You can find out more about this collection here: https://specialcollections.catalogue.dmu.ac.uk/records/L/010

Drawing of the West and North elevations of St Peter’s, Langton, by Howard Hickman.

Plan of St Peter’s, Langton, by Howard Hickman.

Drawing of the tower and west elevation of Ashby Folville church by WH Prince, Feb 1932

Details of the stonework in Holy Trinity, Normanton-le-Heath

The south aisle of St Margaret’s, Stoke Golding, by G Christie


About Katharine Short

When I was 13 every careers questionnaire I did at school suggested I become an archivist. In rebellion I studied History of Art at Cambridge and the Courtauld Institute before giving in to the inevitable and undertaking a qualification in Archives Administration at Aberystwyth University. I worked at King’s College London Archives and the London Metropolitan Archives before becoming the Archivist here at DMU in January 2013. My role is hugely varied: answering enquiries and assisting researchers, sorting, cataloguing, cleaning and packaging archival material, managing our environmentally controlled storage areas, giving seminars, talks and tours, researching aspects of University history, liaising with potential donors and advocating for the importance of archives within the organisation. I am one of those incredibly fortunate people who can say ‘I love my job’ and really mean it.
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