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"Explore Your Archive" is an ARA platform to encourage everyone to visit, use, celebrate and be inspired by archives in the UK & Ireland.

The ARA (Archives & Records Association UK and Ireland) is the leading professional body for the record-keeping sector

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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/

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The Bishopsgate Institute’s archiving of LGBTQ+ Britain differs from that of many other cultural organisations...

Read more in our brand new blog post! https://www.exploreyourarchive.org/bishopsgate-institute-special-collections-and-archives/

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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

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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 :)

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    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.

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    It's the last day of our focus week! Today is - 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

    thank you! @RuthSalter @glansburytrust @CordeliaBeattie @politicscurator

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    Just two more days to go for focus week. Today is - show us what you've got!

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    Happy December! Show us what archives you have for ...

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    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.

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    Today is . Show us your artistic archives!

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    Today is Show us your archives on the theme "unique" and tag us!

    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 "

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    A leather container with a gold 'Passport' written on it.

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    @Athenenoctua @archivistodon @histodons oooh that's a very beautiful looking map

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    Today is Show us your tiny archives!

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    From LSE Library for :

    "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

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    What archives do you have to share inspired by theme ? We'd love to see them!

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    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
    https://www.exploreyourarchive.org/the-darker-side-of-the-ferguson-collection-part-1/

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    Happy Wednesday! Our Archive Focus Week begins on the 25th of November, with

    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

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    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

    Share your archives under the hashtags and we'll boost.

    @histodons @histodon @archivistodon @antiquidons @bookhistodons

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    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.

    We'll be posting about , , and from a range of geographies and across , , and the period.

    Looking forward to connecting with @antiquidons, @histodons, @medievodons, @bookhistodons, and others!

    https://marbas.princeton.edu/

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    @MARBASPrinceton @antiquidons @histodons @medievodons @bookhistodons welcome! We just recently joined too. Looking forward to seeing your toots from across the pond

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    Hello Mastodon!

    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 !

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