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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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Closed for the Holidays: Happy Christmas 2017

Tweet Special Collections will be closed from 5pm on  21st December 2017 and will re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2018! So, signing off with this gorgeous front cover of the Xmas edition of the Illustrated London News, 1906. Happy Christmas … Continue reading

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New catalogues on the Archives Hub

Tweet DMU Special Collections was delighted yesterday to host the final Archives Hub Roadshow of this summer, rolling out the new interface to archivists so they can get cataloguing! Having online catalogues is a huge bonus to discoverability. Without them … Continue reading

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New Catalogues on the Archives Hub

Tweet Two new catalogues have been made live on the Archives Hub. The archives of Youth Dance England came to Special Collections in April this year. They complement other dance collections, in particular the Foundation for Community Dance. Youth Dance … Continue reading

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Lulu Hancock 1966-2016

Tweet We have learned of the sad passing of one of our former Fine Art lecturers, Lulu Hancock. Hancock studied the Foundation Art and Design course at Leicester Polytechnic in 1985 before going on to a BA in Illustration and … Continue reading

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Chic Parisien fashion magazine

Tweet Work has been underway in the Archive to improve some existing catalogue descriptions that needed a little more detail. One of the descriptions that has been improved is F/002: Chic Parisien fashion plates. This beautiful set of plates appears to … Continue reading

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Andrew Davies Collection comes to Special Collections

Tweet We are very pleased to announce that DMU Special Collections has received papers of the celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies. The collection was donated to DMU’s Centre for Adaptations in 2015, where it has been catalogued and digitised by research assistants … Continue reading

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