Derby Local Studies library

Derby Local Studies & Family History Library

Sadly, we have reached the final post in this series exploring the different collection holders the UOSH Midlands team worked with as part of the UOSH project. Following on from the previous post on Derbyshire Record Office, the last collection holder we examine is the Derby Local Studies and Family History Library. As well as summarising the various […]

Derbyshire Record Office

Derbyshire Record Office

In the penultimate post in this series exploring the different Midlands collection holders involved in the UOSH project, Elizabeth Gray examines the first of two institutions based in the county of Derbyshire. Derbyshire Record Office was one of the larger collection holders the UOSH Midlands team worked with, providing us with over 20 different collections […]

BBC Radio Leicester

BBC Radio Leicester

The UOSH Midlands team was lucky to work with several collections of programmes from BBC Radio Leicester that had been deposited at the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland on behalf of the East Midlands Oral History Archive. Some of these collections have been explored in previous posts, including the In Perspective, Platform, and Digging out the Past […]

Shropshire Archives

Shropshire Archives

After exploring the recordings held by our Staffordshire collection holders in the last two posts, we now move onto the county of Shropshire and the sound recordings held by Shropshire Archives. The archives are located in the county town of Shrewsbury and contain a vast amount of archival material related to the history and administration of the […]

Staffordshire Archives and Heritage

Staffordshire Archives and Heritage

Previously, we have discussed the collections from Keele University that the UOSH Midlands hub has worked with. These have given us a glimpse into the history of Staffordshire. In today’s post, by Elizabeth Gray, we explore the region further by examining collections from Staffordshire Archives and Heritage.  Staffordshire Archives and Heritage was established in 2012 to manage both the Archive […]

Keele University

Keele University

Throughout this series of blog posts on the UOSH Midlands collection holders, we have seen how both the number and size of sound collections that each institution holds has varied considerably. This post, by Elizabeth Gray, explores the three collections from Keele University’s Special Collections and Archives that the Midlands team worked with. Although relatively small, the […]

The Library of Birmingham

The Library of Birmingham

As Birmingham is the largest city in the Midlands, and the second largest in Britain, it was inevitable that the UOSH project would work with collections covering this area. The Midlands team were lucky to collaborate with the Library of Birmingham on preserving three of their key collections. All three of the collections the Midlands team […]

Walsall Leather Museum

Walsall Leather Museum

One topic that frequently recurs in the various sound recordings the Midlands team has worked with is that of industrial history. Manufacturing has played an important role in the economy of the Midlands, with different towns and counties having their own niches. In a previous post we explored the collections held by the Forge Mill Needle Museum which detailed the needle […]

University of Nottingham’s Special Collections

University of Nottingham’s Special Collections

Following on from our last post on Nottingham Local Studies Library, today we explore the other Nottingham-based collection holder the Midlands team worked with – the University of Nottingham’s Special Collections.   The Special Collections are part of the wider network of libraries at the University of Nottingham and are stored at their King’s Meadow Campus. The notion […]

Nottingham Local Studies Library

Nottingham Local Studies Library

During the UOSH project we worked with collection holders across the Midlands – two of which are based in Nottingham. Over the next couple of blogs we will be examining these in more detail, starting with Nottingham Local Studies Library.  Nottingham Local Studies Library is part of Nottingham Central Library, the main library in the city. At […]

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