Category Archives: contributors

12 days of Christmas – Archives Style! (2016 remix)

Archives Hub feature for December 2016 There are several versions of the traditional folk melody The Twelve Days of Christmas. This feature is based on the 1909 publication by English composer Frederic Austin. On the twelfth day of Christmas, my … Continue reading

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Papers of the Association of Chief Police Officers – the National Reporting Centre

Archives Hub feature for November 2016 The Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and Northern Ireland (ACPO) was formed in 1948, and disbanded in 2015. From 1964 it formed part of the tripartite system of governance over the police … Continue reading

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The D’Oyly Carte Archive

Archives Hub feature for October 2016 The D’Oyly Carte Archive is one of the jewels in the crown of the V&A Theatre and Performance collections, and is one of the most significant archives in the world relating to the operas of … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Forgotten Composer: The Archive of Erik Chisholm

Archives Hub feature for September 2016 Erik Chisholm was born on 4 January 1904 in Glasgow.  A precocious talent, at the age of fourteen Chisholm undertook early study of pianoforte, rudiments of music and harmony and counterpoint (composition) under Thomas Nisbet … Continue reading

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The Archive of Thomas Manning, the First Englishman to Lhasa, Tibet

Archives Hub feature for August 2016 In December 1811, Thomas Manning entered Lhasa, Tibet, with his Chinese servant.  On the 17th, December, Manning was allowed into the presence of the 9th Dalai Lama – the six-year-old Lungtok Gyatso. Manning drew sketches … Continue reading

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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Archives: The Shakespeare Hut

Archives Hub feature for July 2016 A forgotten building that opened 100 years ago and which was a safe haven for nearly 100,000 First World War soldiers, is to be remembered at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine … Continue reading

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Barclaycard: 50 years of plastic money – the story from the Archives

Archives Hub feature for June 2016 29th June 2016 sees the 50th anniversary of the official launch of Barclaycard, the first all-purpose credit card in Europe. Origins and Idea The idea of Barclaycard is credited to general manager Derek Wilde, … Continue reading

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Federation of Worker Writers and Community Publishers Collection at the TUC Library (London Metropolitan University)

Archives Hub feature for May 2016 The Federation of Worker Writers and Community Publishers (FWWCP) was a network of community-based writing groups that stretched across the UK and, to a much lesser extent, Europe and the USA. Voluntary, community-run groups met … Continue reading

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The Henry Moore Institute Archive of Sculptors’ Papers

Archives Hub feature for April 2016 The Henry Moore Institute is a world-recognised centre for the study of sculpture in the heart of Leeds. An award-winning exhibitions venue, research centre, Library and Archive of Sculptors’ Papers, the Institute hosts a year-round … Continue reading

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The Association of Performing Arts Collections

Archives Hub feature for March 2016 APAC, the Association of performing arts collections in the UK and Ireland: A peer network championing the documentation of performing arts material and its access by everyone. Performing arts are all around us and come … Continue reading

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