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John La Rose was born in Trinidad and was a poet, essayist, publisher, filmmaker, trade unionist, and cultural and political activist. In 1966, with his partner, Sarah White, he set up one of the first Black British bookshops in the UK, New Beacon Books. His wide-ranging contribution to the struggle for racial equality and social justice, as well as cultural change, is unparalleled in the history of the black experience in Britain.
Learn more about the Activism of John La Rose and the archive collection of the George Padmore Institute here https://www.exploreyourarchive.org/spotlight-the-george-padmore-institute/
In this clip from ‘In The Swim’ from Screen Archive South East we see Crawley’s newly built swimming pool in 1964 - the perfect way for new towners to keep fit and relax!
You can read more about how the new town movement encouraged healthier ways of living at https://www.exploreyourarchive.org/spotlight-2/exhibtion-unlocking-new-town-archives
Happy Saturday! We're delighted to launch this year's hashtags. Have a look at the topics and share any archives you find that relate to the topics. We love to share what you find :)
Happy New Year from the Explore Your Archive team!
We are an Archives and Records Association (ARA UK & Ireland) platform set up to celebrate archives, records, and the people who use them.
We have monthly hashtags which we will share soon to inspire you to find archives to share, but in the meantime please tag us in any of your archive-related finds or stories - we'd love to share them.
It's the last day of our focus week! Today is #EYAYourArchive - show us what you've got!
And thanks for all those who shared their archives with us this week -
merci d'avoir participé @Athenenoctua
go raibh míle maith agat @ucdarchives
Just two more days to go for focus week. Today is #EYAChallenge - show us what you've got!
This is fabulous! #EYAHobbies
From LSE Library: "Some hobbies and pastimes including "Hot Cockles", "Hoodman blind" and "Animals imitated", from 1801 rare book "Glig-Gamena Angel-Deod, or the Sports and Pastimes of the People of England’"
Pages from Glig-Gamena Angel-Deod with 6 drawings to show the activites 'Hoodman blind' and 'Hot Cockles'. The drawings include people with hoods covering their heads and others bent over in preparation to be spanked.
A page from Glig-Gamena Angel-Deod with 3 drawings to show the game 'Animals imitated'. It includes people with sticks, drums, dogs, bells and a stag.
A page from Glig-Gamena Angel-Deod with 3 drawings to show the activity called 'Mummeries'. There are various people dressed up in outfits like those a jester might wear. Others have animal heads.
Happy December! Show us what archives you have for #EYAHobbies...
New blog alert: "The Practice of Inclusion Within the Walls of Fulbourn Asylum" https://www.exploreyourarchive.org/the-practice-of-inclusion-within-the-walls-of-fulbourn-asylum/
As November highlights to us the importance of inclusion, we delve into the records of Fulbourn Hospital (formally Fulbourn Asylum), held by Cambridgeshire Archives. Bringing light to mental health histories is instrumental in helping us learn today. We can understand better the lives that were lived, and the practices faced by the patients who were in this type of care.
From LSE Library:
"John Stuart Mill, author of “On Liberty”, was a philosopher, economist, member of the Liberal Party, and the first MP to call for women’s suffrage. Here's his passport from our archives for #EYAUnique"
From LSE Library for #EYABig:
"I believe that the influence of woman will save the country before every other power." - Lucy Stone
It can be hard to imagine the size of a suffrage banner from a photo! This one features Lucy Stone, an American suffragist and abolitionist
A late submission from LSE Library yesterday for #EYAExpedition :
"For #EYAExpedition, we celebrate pioneering French mountaineer Claude Kogan, who died in 1959 while leading a woman-only expedition to Cho You.
This from the Autograph Letters lists those on the "Women Expedition to Nepal 1959" https://lse-atom.arkivum.net/uklse-dl1al01003009 "
A printed header of a lettter for the "Women's Expedition to Nepal 1959". Reads as follows:
Cho Oyu (26750ft.) Sponsored by Raymond Lambert and Tensing Norgay.
Margaret Darvall LONDON
Dorothea Gravina LONDON
Eileen Healey LONDON
Loulou Bolaz GENEVA
Claudine Van Der Stratten BELGIUM
Colette Le Bret (Doctor) PARIS
Jeanne Franco CHAMONIX
Pem Pem Norgay NAMCHE BAZAR
Nouma Norgay NAMCHE BAZAR
Douma NAMCHE BAZAR
LEADER Claude Kogan NICE
Archive people! This starts soon. Are you ready? It would be lovely to see what archives you find under the themes...
New blog post alert!
Explore the darker side of the Ferguson Collection
With Hallowe’en just behind us, in the first of a series of spooky-themed blog posts by the University of Glasgow Archives & Special Collections, we delve into 19th century literature on the occult. In this article we look at Sir Walter Scott’s (famed writer of Ivanhoe) conception of the supernatural, before moving on to explore the significance of a rare anthology of ghost stories
Happy Wednesday! Our Archive Focus Week begins on the 25th of November, with #EYATradition
What archives does this hashtag inspire you to share ? Post them on the day with the hashtag and we'll share!
For the rest of the week's themes checkout our earlier post here: https://hcommons.social/@exploreyourarchive/111257693923322828
Calling all people and institutions that work with archives!
This year's theme for "Explore Your Archive Week" is in the attached graphic. The campaign has really good engagement over on #X and we'd love to see the campaign to celebrate archives take off here on #Mastodon
Share your archives under the hashtags and we'll boost.
This is the account for Manuscript, Rare Book & Archive Studies (MARBAS) at Princeton. We're an initiative dedicated to sharing resources and techniques related to textual artifacts produced before 1600. That's manuscripts, archival documents, early printed books, papyri, inscriptions, the list goes on! We're all about premodern texts and the multitudes of materials that have carried them.
Hello Mastodon! #introduction
We are "Explore Your Archive"; an Archives and Records Association (ARA) platform to encourage everyone to visit, use, celebrate and be inspired by archives in the UK & Ireland.
We run monthly hashtags to share archives on particular themes, with a focus week coming up in November. See our website for further details and lots of other great content celebrating archives: https://www.exploreyourarchive.org/create/social-media/
Share your archives with us for October with the hashtag #EYASpooky !
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