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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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Confessions of a work placement student TAGS: | | | | A guest post from MSc Book History and Material Culture student Holly Sanderson As part of the Master’s degree in Book History and Material Culture at the University of Edinburgh, …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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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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Steps towards equality in New College Library Class Photographs TAGS: | | | | | A guest post by Chloe Elder, New College Library Special Collections Digitisation intern From the depths of New College Library’s archives, a selection of class photographs from 1857 to 1930 has been …Continue reading →

‘Efforts are Successes’: Dunfermline College of Physical Education and the 1928 Olympic Games TAGS: | Our collections celebrate and often reflect people’s excellence, endeavour and achievement  and being in the throws of Olympic achievements we’ve looked at the Dunfermline College of Physical Education archives to …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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Digital explorations in New College Library : James Kirkwood’s vision today TAGS: | | | | | A guest post from Chloe Elder – New College Library Special Collections Digitisation Intern Considering the ease with which most of us have access to information, it can be easy …Continue reading →

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CRC Summer School: Day 2 TAGS: | | | | | Yesterday brought a slight shift in focus, from a general introduction to an in-depth look at specific departments and museum collections. Our morning was spent discussing both current and future …Continue reading →

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CRC Summer School: Day 1 TAGS: | | | | This week the Centre for Research Collections is running its very first Summer School to provide an overview of different aspects of the heritage sector; with a focus on collections, …Continue reading →

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Collections

Copernicus x Smith The University’s Iconics Collection holds some of the institution’s most valued and treasured items, and...
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