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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 […]

Keep Calm and Scroll On! (Pt.3)

Keep Calm and Scroll On! (Pt.3)

  Spring has finally sprung! 🙂    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 can’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 […]

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 […]

MS210 playing for the photogrammetry cameras

The latest adventures of MS 210

In a follow-up to his previous blog post, The Beast in Me, Museum Studies PhD student Armand De Filippo reports on the most recent adventures of our “Ethiopic Manuscript”, MS 210. Armand’s latest article reflects on the experience of conducting cutting-edge digital imaging work with the manuscript at the British Library, in collaboration with Mnemoscene and […]

Leicester in 1945 – the British Council & Harold White

Leicester in 1945 – the British Council & Harold White

A few years ago, when I was working at the East Midlands Oral History Archive, I planned an oral history project that would record people’s memories of the immediate post-war years in Leicester. During preliminary work for the project, I discovered a collection of high quality, large, mounted black and white photos of Leicester taken […]

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