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Out of the Archives: Introducing our Special Collections

Some of you may have noticed that we have a new display case on the first floor of the University of Portsmouth Library. Our new display case has been especially built to display items from our Rare Books and Special

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Portsmouth Municipal College survives the Blitz!

In November 2018, I blogged about Portsmouth Municipal College and its students during the First World War. To tie in with the D-Day 75 commemorations, this piece looks at the college in 1944 and the continuing impact of events earlier

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Images from the Archive: celebrating International Women’s Day 2019

Portsmouth Municipal College, one of the predecessors of the University of Portsmouth, employed women in the Chemical and Natural Science Department from its earliest years. The 1913 college prospectus lists both Edith D. Johnson M.SC and Winifred E. Coalbran B.SC

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Beautiful Bookplates on Display

We have a collection of books on display in the Atrium of the Library which show some of our Rare Books and in particular the beautiful bookplates inside. We have found that we have bookplates in our collection designed by

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Enter the Archive

The University Archive is home to resources dating back to a time before the University was even founded.  If you have an interest in local history or the history of the University, the polytechnic that it was before, and the

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Portsmouth Municipal College during the First World War

The story of life during the Great War at one of the University of Portsmouth’s predecessor institutions, as glimpsed through the student press. Although only having opened in 1908, by 1913 the staff and students of Portsmouth Municipal College were

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University Archive is Jisc Archive of the Month – July 2017

The University Archive is this month’s Jisc Archives Hub Archive of the Month. Discover how our Archives help tell the story of the University as we celebrate our 25 year anniversary of gaining university status this Friday, 7 July in

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University Archive unavailable (resolved)

Update 03.04.17 – We are pleased to announce that as the building work draws to a close, we have been able to re-open the University Archive.  Our archivist once more welcomes staff and students to browse our archive catalogues and enquire

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Explore Your Archive Week

It’s Explore Your Archive Week and we cordially welcome you to the world of the University of Portsmouth archive.  Explore Your Archive Week celebrates the richness and variety within archives – why they are relevant to our world today, what they can tell

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Free access to a special issue of the Journal of Archival Organization

Taylor & Francis are offering free access for one year, until 31 October 2017, to a special issue of the journal Journal of Archival Organization: “Pondering provenance: a special (re)issue”.   If you use, manage or just have an interest in the

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