‘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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Visit to the Centre for Research Collections TAGS: | | | On Day 2 of KEW, we welcomed the participants to the Centre for Research Collections (CRC). The CRC is the main point of access for the University’s heritage and cultural …Continue reading →

A Suffragette Belt TAGS: | | The CRC has recently acquired a rare belt previously owned by a Scottish suffragette. The belt has already been attracting lots of interest on Twitter so we’ve been exploring where …Continue reading →

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Oh Christmas Tree! TAGS: | | | | Christmas has well and truly arrived at the Main Library with the installation of a 12 foot Christmas tree. This year we decided to use images from the CRC collections …Continue reading →

New Arts & Crafts Binding Acquisition We are delighted to welcome a guest blog by art historian Dr Elizabeth Cumming, exploring an exciting new acquisition with a binding designed by Phoebe Anna Traquair. The Psalms of David …Continue reading →

Bohemian Protest on Display To commemorate the 600th anniversary of the death of Church reformer Jan Hus (d.1415), the Centre for Research Collections is currently displaying the Bohemian Protest, a document surrounded by the …Continue reading →

Old Books, New Discoveries: The Tale of a Feather TAGS: | | | | Our blog post today comes from History of the Book student and CRC volunteer Allie Newman. The University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research Collections (CRC) is home to over 300 …Continue reading →

Visualising the Scott Monument TAGS: | | In Semester 2 this year, we had a number of first-year architecture students visiting the CRC to research historic Edinburgh buildings. There have been enquiries about Old College, New College, and the National …Continue reading →

Musical Marginalia in Textus Logices TAGS: | | |  We are delighted to be sharing a guest blog post by Elizabeth Cary Ford and Vivien Estelle Williams of Glasgow University who have recently been studying the marginalia of item De.8.83 …Continue reading →

Hand-finished Printed Books TAGS: | | Our blog post today comes from History of the Book student and CRC volunteer Allie Newman. The University of Edinburgh Centre for Research collections holds a veritable treasure trove of …Continue reading →

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Default utility Image Edinburgh Research Archive: March 2021 Edinburgh Research Archive: March 2021 • https://era.ed.ac.uk March saw a record number of downloads for ERA,...
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Default utility Image Semply the Best: A Collection in Need of Some Love This week’s blog comes from Project Collections Assistants Anna O’Regan, Winona O’Connor and Max Chesnokov...
Default utility Image The Battle of Life: A look at the Dumfriesshire mental health survey “worried, dull and anxious, not quite up to the battle of life.” Widowed female, 45-54...

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