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Week 1 – The Placement Begins

  The first of a new series of guest-posts by Joe Searle, a MA Museums Studies student currently on work placement.      Hello, my name is Joe and I am a MA Museum Studies student currently on a work experience placement with the Special Collections team at the library of the University of Leicester. […]

MA Museum Studies Placement in Special Collections, Weeks 3-4

MA Museum Studies Placement in Special Collections, Weeks 3-4

Guest post from Yineng Zhu, Andrew Permain and Joe Searle, MA Museum Studies students working with the Archives & Special Collections team.   Yineng Hello, I’m Yineng Zhu. Over the last two weeks, I edited the Library history timeline to make it more specific and convincing. I also scanned some photographs and documents for the timeline […]

MA Museum Studies Placement in Special Collections, Weeks 1-2

MA Museum Studies Placement in Special Collections, Weeks 1-2

Guest post from Yineng Zhu, Andrew Permain and Joe Searle, MA Museum Studies students working with the Archives & Special Collections team. Yineng Hello, I’m Yineng Zhu and I have been doing a placement with Special Collections in the Library as part of my MA in Museum Studies. My project is about the University Library’s history. […]

Founding benefactors families event: The Clarkes and the Gees

University of Leicester Archives, ULA/FG9/1/7, 	
Black and white photograph of Dr. Astley Clarke.

In collaboration with colleagues from our Development and Alumni Relations Office, Archives and Special Collections recently contributed to an event welcoming to campus the descendants of some of our founding benefactors. I had the pleasure of meeting a group of visitors descended from Astley Clarke (1870-1945) and Harry Simpson Gee (1842-1924). The following is the […]

Indexing the Press Cuttings Books

Indexing the Press Cuttings Books

Among the items held in the University of Leicester Institutional Archives are a series of Press Cuttings. Compiled from 1922 to the present day they consist of articles taken from the local press, mainly the Leicester Mercury, though articles from national newspapers and occasionally journals are included. As Library Assistant in Archives and Special Collections […]

Graduate Placement

Graduate Placement

By Megan Jeans, Accelerate Your Career graduate programme.   As a recent graduate of Contemporary History from the University of Leicester, I have had to consider what to do with my degree – a somewhat arduous task that befalls many a graduate. After, debating my career path, I set my sights on what I enjoyed […]

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