Remote working!

Keep Calm and Scroll On! (Pt.4)

  One thing I’ve observed during the lockdown is how eerily quiet it is in the evenings!   With a reduction in the number of cars on the road, planes in the air, and trains on the tracks many people across the UK have witnessed the effects of noise pollution. I have found however, that […]

Keep Calm and Scroll On! (Pt.3)

Keep Calm and Scroll On! (Pt.3)

  Spring has finally sprung! šŸ™‚Ā    I’m enjoying passing the rows of blossom trees on my ‘once-a-day’ permitted exercise and I was reminded of a photograph from the archives of the campus in spring. I’m surprised by how different the library looks pre-renovation! Is anyone else having library blues?   In part 3 , […]

Keep Calm and Scroll On! (Pt. 2)

Keep Calm and Scroll On! (Pt. 2)

        Although we canā€™t meet physically, the Archives & Special Collections team have enjoyed catching up virtually in our new work stations. There have been some staff changes over the past couple of years so here are few of us in action!                     […]

Missing our strongroom (archive store)

Keep Calm and Scroll On!

      Hello from our homes!   We had to bid a sad farewell to our archive store and reading room last week, as the Library building closed to ensure the safety of staff and users during the current COVID-19 pandemic.   Like many of our colleagues in the Library, the Archives & Special […]

Literary Archives

Literary Archives

  The Secret Mystery of Adrian Mole Aged 13 Ā¾   Working in the archives, I often roll my eyes at newspaper headlines which report on archive material being ā€˜newly discoveredā€™, suddenly ā€˜unearthedā€™, and ā€˜never before seenā€™ ā€“ as quite often the document has been sitting in the archive store for years, has a catalogue […]

ST/16/5/3 Folder 2 (17) Letter from a school pupil thanking Sue Townsend for teaching him during a school visit to take time to think and do his best. 01/03//1996

Sue Townsend’s Fan Mail

  Guest Post from Helen Ward, Library Assistant in Archives and Special Collections. To aid researchers, I have been adding details to our catalogue describing the content of individual letters from the correspondence series (reference: ST/16/5) within the Sue Townsend Collection. I have found many of these letters to be charming and worthy of being […]

Unveiling Women’s History at the University of Leicester

Unveiling Women’s History at the University of Leicester

  About the University of Leicester Established in 1921 as a memorial to those who served in the First World War,Ā Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CollegeĀ had humble origins. Higher education was provided for 15 students during the first year, in one building, and with a small number of subjects offered. In our first decade, women made […]

MA Museum Studies Placement in Special Collections, Weeks 7-8

MA Museum Studies Placement in Special Collections, Weeks 7-8

Guest post from Yineng Zhu, Andrew Permain and Joe Searle, MA Museum Studies students working with the Archives & Special Collections team.   Yineng   I have been doing the placement here for two months. My project is about the University Libraryā€™s history. During this period, I identified key individuals and significant events in the […]

MA Museum Studies Placement in Special Collections, Weeks 5-6

Guest post from Yineng Zhu, Andrew Permain and Joe Searle, MA Museum Studies students working with the Archives & Special Collections team.   Yineng Hello, Iā€™m Yineng Zhu. Over the last two weeks, I have continued to modify the Libraryā€™s history timeline and added more photographs and content, including: Professor Jack Simmons, Librarian Brian Burch, […]

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