Category Archives: Archives

RAF at 100

Tweet April 1 marks 100 years since the formation of the Royal Air Force. To celebrate we’ve had a look through our press cuttings albums to find associations between the RAF and the Colleges of Art and Technology during the … Continue reading

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The Ski Club of Great Britain Collection comes to DMU!

Tweet Special Collections is delighted that the Ski Club of Great Britain have deposited their collection of winter sports documents, artefacts, artworks and books with us. We celebrated the new partnership at a launch event last week. The collection traces … Continue reading

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New Catalogues on the Archives Hub

Tweet               Thanks to the efforts of our Graduate Champion, Gursharan, we have several more new catalogues available on the Archives Hub. Here’s a round up – remember all of these collections are available … Continue reading

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#FolkloreThursday meets #NationalStorytellingWeek

Tweet Today’s #FolkloreThursday theme is favourite fairy tales, in honour of #NationalStorytellingWeek! We were absolutely spoiled for choice with this theme, as we have such a wonderful collection of beautifully illustrated children’s stories. To start, a Walter Crane illustration for … Continue reading

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New Catalogues, January 2018

Tweet Thanks to the sterling efforts of Gursharan, our Graduate Champion, we have eight new catalogues live on the Archives Hub this month! They are a wide ranging selection of items relating to the history of DMU, fashion, and art. … Continue reading

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First new collection of 2018

Tweet Our collections relating to textile and clothing manufacture are growing with the addition today of two boxes of knitted fabric samples from the Stibbe company, a Leicester company involved in the manufacture of industrial knitting machines. The samples were … Continue reading

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Folklore Thursday 18/01/2018

Tweet What an amazing theme for #FolkloreThursday this week! Requests for #clothing lore makes for the perfect opportunity to highlight this wonderful poster set produced by the International Wool Secretariat in 1954, titled ‘Costumes of Europe in Wool’. Each beautifully … Continue reading

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New Collections

Tweet Just before Christmas we were excited to take in three new collections. We are processing them and will put catalogues for each one on the Archives Hub in due course. Meanwhile if you are interested in viewing the papers … Continue reading

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Folklore Thursday 04/01/2018

Tweet To kick off this year’s #FolkloreThursday then we have the theme of #Beginnings and what better way to start than by having a brief foray into one of the founding myths of the city of Leicester. Browsing through our … Continue reading

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#Love Archives Part 2

Tweet While the official 2017 #ExploreArchives event finished in November we didn’t quite manage to get all our #lovearchive film clips ready in time and we’ve been excitedly waiting for them ever since. And here they are – because who … Continue reading

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