Black Georgians: Phillis Wheatley: Sold as a child servant to an all-white family in 1761, she later became the first African-American woman to publish poetry. The Black Cultural Archives exhibition reveals 'The Shock of the Familiar'.
The London to Istanbul European Highway: Part of The National Motor Museum Trust Motoring Archive's Bradley Collection, including striking illustrations by Margaret Bradley.
The Anna Eliza Bray archive at West Sussex Record Office: Exploring
the newly catalogued papers of 19th Century author Anna Eliza Bray.
- Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition Centenary: 27th October 1915: Antarctic expedition ship Endurance was abandoned on the orders of Sir Ernest Shackleton and their expedition became fight for survival.
- The Wallace Collection Archives: In 1897 Lady Wallace died and bequeathed the contents of her art-filled London residence to the nation.
- Early English Ballet and the Royal Academy of Dance: the Royal Academy of Dance share their Early English Ballet collections.
- Thomas Baron Pitfield (1903-1999): a visual autobiography: The Royal Northern College of Music Archive introduce us to their Thomas Baron Pitfield Collection. He was a composer, teacher, poet, artist, engineer, furniture maker, calligrapher and engraver.
- Researching 150 years of Salvation Army history: Their International Heritage Centre archive celebrates 150 years of The Salvation Army.
- Archives of Nostell Priory and the Winn Family: The records of Nostell Priory and the Winn Family at West Yorkshire Archive Service.
- Capturing the Energy – Oil and Gas Archive at Aberdeen University: Focusing on a key collection, the Frigg UK archive.
- Continuity of Care – The Royal Scottish National Hospital: Its foundation, applications for admission and life at the institution .
- Exhibitions at the Shakespeare Institute: seeing beyond the book shelves: How monthly exhibitions highlight their archive holdings.
- 2014 Features Showcase: Themes include banking, dance, war, peace and educational reform.
- The Twelve Days of Christmas – archives style!: (Loosely!) based on the traditional folk melody 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'.
- James Phillips Kay-Shuttleworth – pioneering educational reformer:
The celebrated Victorian educationist - his career, family ties and literary circles.
- Engineering and innovation during the First World War: The Institution of Mechanical Engineers archives on how the war sparked a technological battle for the best weapons, infrastructure and defences, and what this meant for engineering.
- Kettle’s Yard Archive: Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, much more than a house, a museum or a gallery.
- Swords into Ploughshares: The cataloguing of two peace organisations’ archives at LSE, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and the Fellowship of Reconciliation: London Union.
- The Anti-Apartheid Movement: Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives held at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.
- Exploring British Design: An Introduction: The Archives Hub has joined forces with The University of Brighton Design Archives for an exciting new project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
- A Spring in Your Step: Collections relating to dancers, choreographers and teachers, schools and companies, ballet, contemporary and other styles of dance.
- 250 and counting!: More than 250 UK institutions and organisations now contribute to the Archives Hub! A look at some of our most recent contributors.
- A European Journey: The Archives Portal Europe: The Archives Hub is the UK ‘Country Manager’ for the Archives Portal Europe, a European aggregator for archives.
- Be my Valentine: Love letters, cards and poetry, together with less directly connected 'Valentines' descriptions!
- Barclays Group Archives: Founded in 1690 by two goldsmith bankers, Barclays PLC now has customers in over 50 countries.
- Christmas at the Co-op: images of how Co-operative Societies prepared for the festive season.
- Firefighters: the records of fire and rescue and civil defence services, with an empasis on descriptions for the papers of men and women working for these services during the Second World War.
- Designs on Delivery: GPO Posters from 1930 to 1960: University of the Arts London Archives and Special Collections Centre, in collaboration with the British Postal Museum and Archive, presents the online version of the exhibition at the Well Gallery.
- The Spanish Civil War: papers of political campaigners, historians, and International Brigades volunteers, the records of aid organisations, and descriptions for collections of posters, photographs, and interviews with veterans of the Spanish Civil War.
- Pubs and Inns: breweries, licensed premises, and trade associations, plus pub users and temperance campaigners.
- Charles Darwin and the Beagle Collections in the University of Cambridge: a Voyage Round the World
- Forensics: a partial print of the history of forensic science
- Steve Cohen: lawyer and anti deportation campaigner who dedicated his life to anti-racism and anti-Semitism
- Tuberculosis: the epidemic disease tuberculosis, once known as 'consumption'
- Special feature: Manchester Histories Festival: this month sees the very first Manchester Histories Festival, an exploration of Manchester’s unique and fascinating past
- Charles Darwin and Evolution: the 200th anniversary of the birth of naturalist Charles Darwin, and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species
- The Welsh in Patagonia: a Welsh-speaking settlement was founded in Argentina in the mid-19th century
- The Nobel Prizes:
awarded each December for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine,
literature, peace, and economics.
- Dig for Victory!: National Archive Awareness Campaign.
- Think Positive:
October 10th, 2004, is World Mental Health Day.
- The Great War:
September 1914 marked the beginning of trench warfare in Europe.
The Edinburgh Festival and other summer events.
- Cold Comfort:
Lady Jane Franklin's search for her husband's lost Arctic expedition
- Railway history: 200 years of the steam engine:
marks the 200th anniversary of the first steam locomotive to run on rails
- History of textiles: Scottish textile heritage: Scotland's textile industry
- Bicycle Clips:
bicycles, cycling clubs, and road safety
- Mass Observation
star to the right and keep on flying: A celebration of Peter
Pan and the du Maurier family
& Chief Secretaries - the Bodleian Library highlights a
group of collections relating to the British government of Ireland
- we invited visitors to complete our prize draw questionnaire.
- The Big Draw
- highlighting descriptions with artistic content, as part of "The
Big Draw", October 16th - 23rd, 2002.
- Dirty Linen
- domestic science and women's education; the exhibition at the Women's
Library ran from 26th September to the 21st December 2002.
- A Cabinet
of Curiosities - some of our more curious collections
- Collections relating to Sport;
the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony was July 25th 2002
- Science Year;
Science Year ran from September 2001 to August 2002
and Galleries Month
Brewing Archive, celebrating its 20th anniversary
- World Book Day;
Unesco's World Book Day is on March 14th
- Collections relating to the scientist Solly
- Collections relating to Scottish poet Robert
Burns (1759-1796); Burn's Night is January 25th
- Collections relating to novelist and poet D
H Lawrence (1885-1930); exhibition at the University
of Nottingham's new D H Lawrence Pavilion
- Papers of Manchester-born, Oscar-winning actor Robert
Donat (1905-1958); exhibition at the John
Rylands University Library of Manchester
Emperor penguin with the steam yacht Discovery. British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-1904.
Image copyright Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge