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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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Screening Shakespeare

The BBC has launched the BBC Shakespeare Archive Resource to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.  Exclusive to universities colleges and schools, this resource offers access to hundreds of BBC TV and radio broadcasts of Shakespeare’s plays, sonnets and documentaries

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Digital democracy

According to Walter Benjamin, history is written by the winners.  Should we therefore be worried that copies of parliamentary papers are no longer being given to our national and other legal deposit libraries or that the pdfs published online by TSO (The Stationery

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University of Portsmouth: Our History exhibition

The history of the University of Portsmouth stretches back to 1869.  A display telling the story of the various institutions which became our current university is now on show at the Portsmouth History Centre until mid-May.  The display is a joint project between Portsmouth

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