Monthly Archives: July 2017

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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Away Day Display

Tweet Special Collections were asked to contribute to the Finance Department Away Day by giving a talk on the history of DMU as one of several optional activities for finance staff.  We started with a warm-up activity based on old … Continue reading

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Austenmania in the Archives

Tweet Today marks the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death and 200 years on her novels continue to be lauded among the best in the English language. Like Shakespeare and Dickens, even if you’ve never read one of her works you are sure to have … Continue reading

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Strawberries and Cream in SW19

Tweet Yesterday at SW19 Johanna Konta, British number one, became Britain’s first women’s Wimbledon semi-finalist since 1978! And today at Wimbledon the men face off, all eyes will now be on Andy Murray who will look to follow Konta into the next … Continue reading

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OTD: birth of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of Special Olympics

Tweet On this day in 1921 Eunice Kennedy Shriver was born. Inspired by her disabled older sister Rosemary, Eunice founded the Special Olympics, with the aim of providing athletic opportunities for children with intellectual disabilities. The first event was held in … Continue reading

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