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Raymond Williams papers at the Richard Burton Archives, Swansea University

Archives Hub feature for October 2017 “Culture is one of the two or three most complicated words in the English language”– Raymond Williams, ‘Keywords’ (1983). A collection level description of the Raymond Williams Collection has been available on the Archives Hub for … Continue reading

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A potted history of Conway Hall Ethical Society

Beginnings The story of Conway Hall Ethical Society dates back to 1787 and a nonconformist congregation, led by Elhanan Winchester, rebelling against the doctrine of eternal damnation. This group of freethinking individuals, based in a small chapel on the eastern … Continue reading

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William Speirs Bruce Archive in the National Museums Scotland Library

August marks the 150th birthday of naturalist and Antarctic explorer, William Speirs Bruce, who was born on 1 August, 1867. Part of the Bruce archive is held in the library collections of National Museums Scotland, with other Bruce archive collections … Continue reading

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University of Portsmouth Archive

In July 2017 the University of Portsmouth celebrates 25 years since gaining university status. However, the University of Portsmouth archive reveals that the roots of the institution go back much further than this, to the late 19th century. One of … Continue reading

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Archives of the Erskine Hospital Ltd, veterans charity, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Archives Hub feature for June 2017 June 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the official opening of Erskine Hospital.  Located in the west coast of Scotland, Erskine was founded in 1916 as the Princess Louise Scottish Hospital for Limbless Sailors and … Continue reading

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The Basque child refugee archive

Archives Hub feature for May 2017 In May 1937 approximately 4,000 children, with labels pinned to their clothes, came to Southampton on board the Habana from Santurzi/Santurce, the port of Bilbo/Bilbão, fleeing the Spanish Civil War and its consequences. The … Continue reading

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The Editorial Correspondence of C.P. Scott in the Guardian archive

Archives Hub feature for April 2017 The Guardian is one Britain’s leading newspapers, with a long standing reputation as a platform for Liberal opinion, and an international online community of 30.4 million readers. Founded in Manchester in 1821, it was created … Continue reading

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The Nuclear Disarmament Symbol sketches

Archives Hub feature for March 2017 The nuclear disarmament symbol, often known as the ‘peace sign’, is a modern icon, used by protestors and activists across the world and provoking powerful emotions.  It is ubiquitous in fashion and youth culture, to … Continue reading

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Archive of Recorded Church Music

Archives Hub feature for February 2017 THE FOUNDING OF THE ARCHIVE The first gramophone records went on sale in England 120 years ago and five years later, in 1902, the first ever gramophone record by an English robed choir of gentlemen … Continue reading

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The Archives of Horrockses, cotton manufacturers of Preston

Archives Hub feature for January 2017 Our large collection of business records relating to the Horrockses cotton firm was first deposited at Lancashire Archives in 1969, and has proved popular with researchers throughout the last half century. A recent funding award … Continue reading

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