Blog 3: Items of Interest chosen by Jenni Hunt.

Over the past few months I have been working on listing the University of Leicester’s Administrative Archive. This work, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is part of the “So That They May Have Life” project, carried out in order to celebrate the centenary of the University of Leicester.   My work involves exploring those […]

Blog 2: Impact of the Second World War on University College Leicester. Guest post by Jenni Hunt.

Introduction I am currently working on listing the University of Leicester’s administrative archive, as part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund supported “So That They May Have Life” project, celebrating the University’s Centenary. The papers that I have been looking at cover the first thirty or so years of the University’s life, covering the founding, […]

Blog 1: Advertising files: Guest post by Jenni Hunt

The University Archives The University Archives at the University of Leicester are, perhaps unsurprisingly, boxes and boxes of files relating to the history of the University of Leicester. Part are stored in the basement of the David Wilson building, in temperature and humidity-controlled secure storage, alongside collections of rare books and photographs, and contain papers from the founding […]

Writing yourself into the archives

Writing yourself into the archives

Seeing other institutions’ reactions to the coronavirus pandemic has encouraged the Archives & Special Collections team to think about what we can do to collect Leicester’s responses to it, both official and personal.     While I (Vicky) have been busy experimenting with WebRecorder to collect the University’s Covid-19 response pages, and saving emails detailing […]

Some of the AIM papers in the archive store, before processing.

Cataloguing the AIM archive

  Guest post from Hana Noor, a former MA Museum Studies student at the University of Leicester, 2019       As part of my postgraduate course, I had the opportunity to undertake a work placement project over the summer of 2019 in the archives and special collections department. The project involved organising and cataloguing […]

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Accelerate Your Career placement 2019: guest post

  University life for a student often represents stability as well as sense of purpose, which is to finish with a degree in whichever course chosen. 3 years of lectures, seminars and all round university activity often shields students from the rigours and competitiveness of the outside world, which makes the period post-graduation one of […]

Happy World Digital Preservation Day 2018!

Happy World Digital Preservation Day 2018!

                      I seem to be blogging on a theme of particular days here so far –  but in case you hadn’t already guessed from the title, today is World Digital Preservation Day!   I thought it would be a good excuse to talk a little […]

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