‘A world without records is a world without memory’
so make the most of Arch’Ive Explored week from Monday 10th to Sunday 16th November and discover something new in an archive near you. If you live in or near Kingston then come to the University’s Archives and see our new exhibition. As archivist Katie Giles explains in her post below there is so much to see.
Our New Exhibition celebrating Ten years of Kingston University Archives and Special Collections opens on Monday!
2014 marks ten years of the Archives and Special Collections at Kingston University. To celebrate this, our new exhibition looks back over the last decade and uncovers just a few of the many items that have arrived in the Archive since that time. The exhibition opens on 10th November and will run until early February 2015.
Set up in 2004 to support the teaching and research of Kingston University, our Collections now encompass thousands of items on subjects such as literature, theatre, publishing, 20th century Balkan history and the history of Kingston University and its predecessor bodies. Grouped by the year in which they arrived at the University, the exhibition showcases items from across our Collections including:
- Iris Murdoch Oxford Library
- Vane Ivanovic Library and Archive
- Peter Conradi Archive
- Gipsy Hill Archive
- Kingston School of Art collections
- Iris Murdoch London Library
- Kingston University Photographs
- Sheridan Morley Theatre Collection
- Publishing News Archive
- Brian Smithand Cary Ellison Theatre Programme Collections
- David Heneker Archive
- Wendy Perriam Archive
- Stephen Sondheim Society Archive
- Many of our Iris Murdoch letters runs including letters to John Gheerhaert, Raymond Queneau, Hal Lidderdale,Philippa Foot, WW Robson, Rachel Fenner and Brigid Brophy
The exhibition is being held in the Archives Gallery on the ground floor of the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) at our Penrhyn Road Campus- a map of and directions to the campus can be found here. The exhibition is free, and will be available to view within the opening hours of the LRC.
Over the coming weeks we’ll be featuring a series of blog posts looking at each of the last ten years of the Archive and the collections that have come in- so watch this space!
This exhibition forms part of the national Explore Your Archives campaign. The campaign encourages members of the public to visit their local Archives- for more information please visit www.exploreyourarchive.org. We’re very pleased to be supporting the campaign for the second year running.
Please note that due to their inclusion in the exhibition some items will therefore be unavailable to view in our reading room until the beginning of February. If you have any queries regarding the exhibition or our collections, or would like to make an appointment to view items in the Archive, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information see Kingston University’s Archives and Special Collections blog.