New Archives Catalogues Available

DMU Archives catalogues are hosted on the Archives Hub. Recently added catalogues:

D/050: Centre for Social Action (here)

L/002: Drawings by Walter Brand (here)

L/003: Images of Leicester and Leicestershire (here)

L/004: City of Leicester Heraldry (here)

A 3 Turret gateway 1920s

Postcard of the Turret Gateway, which is sometimes referred to as Prince Rupert’s Gateway. The gate dates to circa 1450 and used to sit between the precinct of Leicester Castle and the environs of the Church of the Annunciation. Reference:L/003/01/012

About Katharine Short

When I was 13 every careers questionnaire I did at school suggested I become an archivist. In rebellion I studied History of Art at Cambridge and the Courtauld Institute before giving in to the inevitable and undertaking a qualification in Archives Administration at Aberystwyth University. I worked at King’s College London Archives and the London Metropolitan Archives before becoming the Archivist here at DMU in January 2013. My role is hugely varied: answering enquiries and assisting researchers, sorting, cataloguing, cleaning and packaging archival material, managing our environmentally controlled storage areas, giving seminars, talks and tours, researching aspects of University history, liaising with potential donors and advocating for the importance of archives within the organisation. I am one of those incredibly fortunate people who can say ‘I love my job’ and really mean it.
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