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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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#Folklore Thursday 16/11/2017

Tweet While we couldn’t find any examples of #weatherlore specifically, we do have two beautiful children’s books where snow and winter is personified and a mother’s love comforts on a rainy day. First, this beautifully illustrated publication of The Snow Queen … Continue reading

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