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Taking a Break – back in December

Special Collections is closed 24-29 November 2011 (possibly also 30 November if UCU strike goes ahead).  This is because I am in London for various meetings and conferences and currently have no staff cover.  I will see email from time to time (dongle permitting), so do contact me and I will do what I can to help.

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Welcome to Windyridge: and other stories, Autumn News now out.

The Autumn 2011 issue of Special Collections News is now online, full of news and pictures about Special Collections activities:

Flyer for Riley and Riley, the family firm of Willie Riley (RIL 10/2)

Flyer for Riley and Riley, the family firm of Willie Riley (RIL 10/2). Click for more detail!  Anyone know anything about the “Arbee” specialities??

  • Welcome to Windyridge: Willie Riley’s archive catalogued.
  • 100 Objects set the Pace: project wins prize.
  • Jacquetta gets Better: new detailed lists of the most important parts of the Jacquetta Hawkes Archive.
  • Holdens Untangled: project to share the riches of this fantastic 19th century Bradford archive.
  • Farewell John Brooker: our Assistant has moved to pastures new.
  • Reading Room Reshuffled: better spaces for readers and books.

Autumn News

The Special Collections e-newsletter for Autumn 2010 is now available online, with plenty of great stories and images about J.B. Priestley’s World War  II Postscript broadcasts, Jacquetta Hawkes events at Ilkley, a farewell to Communal Building at the University of Bradford and lots more.  Regular readers of our blogs or twitter feed were first to see versions of many of these stories, but some are new.

Cartoon plane

Cartoon plane

This cute plane illustrates one of our regular features: Caring for the Collections.  In this one, I show how our induction for new visitors to Special Collections resembles an inflight briefing, but designed for safety of both people and the unique materials themselves.

Early Summer Special News

Out now, the lucky 13th issue of Special Collections News, packed with images and news including Bravo PaxCat, Priestley’s finest hour, Celebrating Jacquetta, and You made me shove you!

Autumn 2009 SC News

The Autumn 2009 issue of our e-newsletter Special Collections News is now available, including several stories first glimpsed on this blog.

  • JBP delights again.
  • Darwin in Bradford.
  • New Atlantis preserved: part 2.
  • Ephemera forever.
  • Dales icons.
  • 1930s PR for Priestley.