I’m delighted to say that Special Collections is now able to accept researchers again. A quick hello from me, Julie Parry, the new Archivist taking over the reins Special Collections Librarian – Alison Cullingford. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a query or would like to make a booking and we will do our best to accommodate.
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Originally posted on Putting Flesh on the Bones:
Blog post by the Putting Flesh on the Bones Project Conservator Vanessa Torres. A trained paper conservator Vanessa works at the National Science and Media Museum, and acts as secretary for the…
Between 1953 and 1969 Calvin Wells wrote numerous columns for the Eastern Daily Press under the nom de plume ‘Calliphon’. Wells was a well-known physician of high social standing in East Anglia and it is possible he found greater freedom of expression writing through a pseudonym. Although many readers wrote letters of enquiry, Calliphon never […]
via Calliphon. — Putting Flesh on the Bones
And here’s the last of the Bradvent calendar Days. We really enjoyed sharing festive favourites from the archives. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Wonder what the &c. &c. turned out to be? Social evening, 22 December 1903, Bradford Technical College
Christmas arrived at the proper time in J.B. Priestley’s Bradford: 24 December (Bright Day)
Merry Christmas! Beautiful leaved poinsettia from Beautiful Leaved Plants (1891)
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
From Alison and Martin, Special Collections, University of Bradford
We had fun choosing sturdy green and red books for our Christmas book-tree. The Reading Room looks very festive! Please note that the Special Collections service is closed for the Christmas holidays from 24 December 2015-3 January 2016 inclusive. We hope this won’t cause any inconvenience to our readers.
2016 will be an exciting and busy year: we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the University of Bradford. You can find out more and see some lovely images from our archives on the anniversary webpage.
On 5 November Special Collections and our Library colleagues said farewell to our Project Archivist, Emma Burgham. Here we are eating cake (Emma is second from the right).
Emma’s leaving do, 5 November 2015
Emma joined us in July 2014 for the Mitrinovic/New Atlantis Archive cataloguing project. This large archive was created by the philosopher Dmitrije Mitrinovic and his circle and greatly enhances knowledge of inter-war society, politics, culture and ideas. As an experienced archivist, Emma has been able to make sense of this complex collection and create a catalogue which will make it useful to researchers worldwide. Here’s one of our favourite images from the collection, a postcard showing Dubrovnik in the 1920s.
NAF 6-5-3, Postcard of Dubrovnik, c1920s
Emma also organised a wonderful Symposium to share news of discoveries in the archive, and has worked closely with students and other volunteers on transcribing letters and cleaning documents. We are very grateful to Emma for all her hard work and wish her all the best for future. You can find out more about the archive and Emma’s work on the project webpage and the Eleventh Hour blog.
NAF 3-2-3-2, Eleventh Hour flyer