Category Archives: Archives

Royal Photographic Society visit

Tweet On Tuesday we hosted a visit from members of the Royal Photographic Society. I laid out a display of some of the varied resources for photographic history held in Special Collections, and Dr Kelley Wilder from the Photographic History … Continue reading

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Tweet One of the themes of this year’s Explore Your Archive campaign is #ArchivesRocks. This has encouraged me to look at a few sources in DMU Special Collections relating to music. It was important to sport the latest fashion when … Continue reading

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Guide to Using Archives

Tweet I am thrilled to launch a guide for students who want to understand more about using archives in their work. The guide aims to answer common questions that students have about archives: What does archives mean? What are … Continue reading

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Celebrating Her Majesty The Queen

Tweet All being well, this afternoon Queen Elizabeth II will become Britain’s longest reigning monarch, overtaking Queen Victoria who ruled for 63 years, 7 months and 2 days. To celebrate I have taken a look at some material in the … Continue reading

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Paul Peter Piech

Tweet A nice example this morning of the Archive and the Art Collection complementing each other. Kate the Art Collections Co-ordinator asked me if there was anything in the Archive to explain a collection of posters by Paul Peter Piech. … Continue reading

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International Dance Day 2015

Tweet DMU Archives has many sources which illuminate the history of dance teaching at DMU and its predecessors. A BA Hons in Performing Arts was first offered by Leicester Polytechnic in the 1978/79 academic year. It was taught by the Department … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Shakespeare!

Tweet To celebrate the 451st birthday of playwright William Shakespeare, here are some illustrations which were inspired by the Bard, from the 1960 Leicester College of Art Diary . The students of the College collaborated on an annual diary from … Continue reading

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New Archives Display in Kimberlin Library

Tweet A selection of material from the Archives has gone on exhibition in the staircase display case (leading down to the lower ground floor). The theme is ‘Did You Know’ and the exhibition examines some lesser-known facts about DMU history. For example, … Continue reading

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New Student Volunteer

Tweet A History student from DMU has started volunteering in the Archive. David is currently volunteering in another archive and hopes to broaden his skillset by working here too. For my part an extra pair of hands is always welcome! … Continue reading

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New Archives Catalogues Available

Tweet DMU Archives catalogues are available through the Archives Hub website. New additions for March are: D/049: Papers of Albert Christopherson, Head of the Department of Graphic Design (here). D/010: Photographs of classes and events, Leicester Colleges of Art and Technology … Continue reading

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