Category Archives: Archives

New catalogues on the Archives Hub

Tweet DMU Special Collections was delighted yesterday to host the final Archives Hub Roadshow of this summer, rolling out the new interface to archivists so they can get cataloguing! Having online catalogues is a huge bonus to discoverability. Without them … Continue reading

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New Catalogues on the Archives Hub

Tweet Two new catalogues have been made live on the Archives Hub. The archives of Youth Dance England came to Special Collections in April this year. They complement other dance collections, in particular the Foundation for Community Dance. Youth Dance … Continue reading

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Lulu Hancock 1966-2016

Tweet We have learned of the sad passing of one of our former Fine Art lecturers, Lulu Hancock. Hancock studied the Foundation Art and Design course at Leicester Polytechnic in 1985 before going on to a BA in Illustration and … Continue reading

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Chic Parisien fashion magazine

Tweet Work has been underway in the Archive to improve some existing catalogue descriptions that needed a little more detail. One of the descriptions that has been improved is F/002: Chic Parisien fashion plates. This beautiful set of plates appears to … Continue reading

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Andrew Davies Collection comes to Special Collections

Tweet We are very pleased to announce that DMU Special Collections has received papers of the celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies. The collection was donated to DMU’s Centre for Adaptations in 2015, where it has been catalogued and digitised by research assistants … Continue reading

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#Shakespeare400: Book Launch at the DMU Heritage Centre

Tweet This afternoon the Heritage Centre was delighted to host the launch of “Shakespeare’s Cultural Capital: His Economic Impact from the Sixteenth to the Twenty-first Century”. Edited by DMU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard and Dr Siobhan Keenan, the book brings together a collection … Continue reading

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Shakespeare 400

Tweet As part of University wide celebrations of the life and work of William Shakespeare, the Special Collections Team has unveiled a pop-up exhibition which looks at the legacy of his plays in the world of theatre. The exhibition draws … Continue reading

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College of Art Diaries – new Flickr album

Tweet One of the more lovely resources in the DMU Special Collections is the collection of College of Art Diaries. These were produced in-house by staff and students during the 1940s and 1950s before the practice was stopped in 1962. … Continue reading

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DMU’s coat of arms, logo and mace

Tweet DMU’s lion logo has a long history and originates with the City of Leicester coat of arms. As you can see below the City arms have two lions holding up a shield which is decorated with a cinquefoil (a … Continue reading

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New cataloguing on the Archives Hub

Tweet The following new catalogues have been added to the Archives Hub: D/022: Photograph Album of Thomas Scott Elgood Photograph album compiled by Thomas Scott Elgood, 1880-1912, showing examples of European metal work. Elgood (1845 – 1912), along with his brothers … Continue reading

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