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#FolkloreThursday 08/02/2018: “the course of true love never did run smooth”

Tweet For this week’s #FolkloreThurdsay #Love theme we thought we’d add an extra dimension of our own by sharing some of the symbolic representations of love we found while exploring our collections. As we know from any contemporary perfume advertisement, … Continue reading

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Change to Opening Hours

Tweet A practical post for a Monday morning! We have had a change of staffing in Special Collections which has meant an adjustment to our opening hours. During December 2017 we are open on Mondays by appointment only, and open … Continue reading

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Folklore Thursday 30/11/2017

Tweet #Superstitions Fast becoming one of our favourite resources for #FolkloreThursday, this 1852 book, Wild Flowers by Anne Pratt,  provides wonderful nuggets of wisdom on plant lore, etymology, and much more as well as being accompanied by beautiful illustrations. This … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive 2017 : Summary

Tweet What a fantastic week we have had participating in the Explore Your Archive campaign! We held 5 events attracting over 500 visitors, as well as joining in with the national Twitter activity using a different archival hashtag each day. … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive 2017: #lovearchives

Tweet What better way to complete the hashtag challenge with a post about how we #lovearchives!!! Prior to #Explorearchives we sent an invitation to colleagues inviting them to select the collection they love the most (if they could narrow it … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive 2017 #archivescience

Tweet From ‘low-tech’ paper, card and stamps to the dawn of information technology, this gallery traces the use of technology within the Kimberlin Library, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this month.

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Explore Your Archive 2017 : #hairyarchives

Tweet Today’s #explorearchives hashtag is #hairyarchives. We absolutely love this theme and as a challenge to ourselves we thought we would attempt to find at least one hairy archive for each decade since DMU opened as the Leicester College of Art … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive 2017 : #ediblearchives

Tweet Today Explore Your Archive is delving into the world of food and drink with the hashtag #ediblearchives. Travelling expands the mind and offers new experiences – and trying out local dishes is a huge part of being abroad! Menus, … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive 2017 – #archivecatwalk

Tweet For our first #ExploreArchives hashtag, #Archivecatwalk, we have an abundance of material! There is so much to choose from: fashion journals and magazines, plates and sketches and staff and student work. This is largely due to the fact that … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive 2017

Tweet #Explore Your Archive is finally here! In Special Collections we are all very excited to launch #ExploreArchives and get our events underway in our first ever university-wide campaign to take the joy of archives across campus and get staff, … Continue reading

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