One of the most significant, exciting and beautiful archives in Special Collections is that of archaeologist and writer Jacquetta Hawkes. There is now a revival of interest in her great contribution to raising public awareness of Britain’s deep past during the 1950s. Her masterpiece, A Land, which unforgettably fuses archaeology, geology, poetry and personal experience, has been reissued by Harper Collins. This book is explored and revisited, using manuscripts and photographs from the Archive, by Dr Christine Finn in a new exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park this autumn. Find out more about Jacquetta, the Archive, the book and the exhibition on our Celebrating Jacquetta Hawkes website.
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Written by Alison Cullingford, Special Collections Librarian at the University of Bradford. Find out more at the Special Collections website.
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