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1893: A story of scary librarians and brave students New College Library and its students have always had a special relationship. Recently, for example, our students chose their preferred most iconic items from our special collections and contributed to …Continue reading →

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That would be an ecumenical matter … Celebrating 70 years of the World Council of Churches TAGS: | | | | In our New College Library Hall display for September 2018, we’re celebrating the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the World Council of Churches. Inaugurated in 1948, the World Council of Churches …Continue reading →

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Thomas Chalmers and The West Port Experiment TAGS: | | | | | | Those with an interest in Scottish church history are likely to be very familiar with Thomas Chalmers and the role he played in the Disruption of 1843 but how many …Continue reading →

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The Myth of Robert Burns TAGS: | | | | It was some months ago that among the many sermons and talks given by Rev Tom Allan (1916-1965), one entitled ‘The Myth of Robert Burns’ caught my eye (ref. AA6.2.18). …Continue reading →

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Jewish Studies Collections at New College Library : archives TAGS: | | | Currently on display at New College Library for the British Association for Jewish Studies Conference to Edinburgh at New College is this lovely manuscript item from New College’s historic archive collections, …Continue reading →

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My dear Playfair TAGS: | | A guest post from Eleanor Rideout, Helpdesk Assistant – New College Library One of my favourite things about working with historical collections is the unexpected find, like this letter of …Continue reading →

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International Women’s Day 2017 TAGS: | | | | | | During my initial survey of the New College Collections, it was immediately evident, although not surprising, that the majority of the archives stemmed from the work of men or their …Continue reading →

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Archives catalogues come online TAGS: | | | Since I started working with the New College Collections, one of my main aims has been to get the archives catalogues, which sit in a papery, five binder splendour in …Continue reading →

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Writing from the Holy Land, writing from the heart – Robert Murray McCheyne TAGS: | | | | A post from guest curator Amy Plender, PhD student, School of Divinity The theme of this month’s student led display at New College Library is diary writing, particularly diarists writing about their experience of …Continue reading →

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“Sorry, Foakes Jackson, I am for real”* TAGS: | | | | | Our colleague, Patrick Murray, has begun work cataloguing the W. F. Jackson collection, initially, as part of the Funk Cataloguing Project. This collection has been at New College for many …Continue reading →

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