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DMU Campus in 1923

Tweet Following a tweet by Library and Learning Services, I couldn’t resist having a closer look at this fantastic aerial photograph of the campus site. The image is from the wonderful resource at Britain From Above, digitised aerial photographs from … Continue reading

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Easter Greetings

Tweet Special Collections staff would like to wish all our readers a happy Easter. To celebrate here are a few Easter related items from the collection.     Firstly, Easter baking in a time of rationing meant Simnel Cake was … Continue reading

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Archives at Risk

Tweet Disasters often strike archive services: the collapse of the building that housed the Historical Archive of the City of Cologne, for example, burying 90% of their holdings; or the fire that ravaged Glasgow School of Art including their library. … Continue reading

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#Brexitday: say au revoir but not goodbye

Tweet While many of today’s newspaper articles and reports will become the archives of the future, documenting the UK’s controversial and divisive exit from the European Union, for the sake of balance, we thought we would revisit our holdings for 1973, … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Week 20th-26th March 2017

Tweet Alternative Shakespeare While in the past we have done numerous posts and exhibitions showcasing some of the amazing Shakespeare-related materials we have in the archive, we could not resist posting something for Shakespeare Week So, we set ourselves the … Continue reading

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DMU Rugby Varsity!

Tweet De Montfort University Rugby Varsity This evening the De Montfort University Rugby teams take on the University of Leicester’s in the last events of the annual Varsity games! Faces shall be sufficiently planted into the mud at the famous Tiger’s … Continue reading

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#LoveInternational March 2017

Tweet In anticipation of DMU’s latest #Loveinternational event scheduled for tomorrow, we thought we would show our support by highlighting how DMU and its predecessors has always had an international outlook that actively promotes tolerance and compassion. On this day … Continue reading

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Goodbye and Good Luck, Miten

Tweet Today is our volunteer, Miten’s, last day in the DMU archive. Soon to start as a Trainee Digital Archivist at the Bodleian Library, Oxford we wish him lots of luck and success. Your work and commitment to the Andrew Davies Archive … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day 2017

Tweet Today is International Women’s Day and as a way of showing our support for the campaign to make a more inclusive gender equal world we wanted to showcase one of our collections that we felt reflects this year’s theme #Beboldforchange: … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday DMU

Tweet To celebrate DMU’s 147th birthday this week we thought we would dig out some material that would shed some light on how the institution first came into being. On 1st March 1870, DMU, then known as Leicester School of Art, … Continue reading

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