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To ‘shee’ and not to ‘ski’? That was the question…

…puzzling winter sports enthusiasts in 1928. Ski Club of Great Britain (SCGB) member Mr. G. D. Greenland was so concerned that he raised the matter in a meeting.   The meeting minutes, which are preserved in the SCGB archive held by … Continue reading

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Showcasing our photographic history collections

Special Collections was pleased to be invited to prepare a pop-up display for the Photographic History Research Centre annual conference. The conference theme is Material Practices of Visual History. The case includes a brochure from the Kodak Collection library; a … Continue reading

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Chic Parisien fashion magazine

Work has been underway in the Archive to improve some existing catalogue descriptions that needed a little more detail. One of the descriptions that has been improved is F/002: Chic Parisien fashion plates. This beautiful set of plates appears to date … Continue reading

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Royal Photographic Society visit

On Tuesday we hosted a visit from members of the Royal Photographic Society. I laid out a display of some of the varied resources for photographic history held in Special Collections, and Dr Kelley Wilder from the Photographic History Research … Continue reading

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New Archives Display in Kimberlin Library

A selection of material from the Archives has gone on exhibition in the staircase display case (leading down to the lower ground floor). The theme is ‘Did You Know’ and the exhibition examines some lesser-known facts about DMU history. For example, did … Continue reading

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Then and Now

I was chatting to a researcher recently about how learning about local history has changed his perceptions. Walking around Leicester he sees unfolding around him the city he has read about and seen in old photographs and maps: a building rises … Continue reading

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