There's a fascinating article on the BBC News website today, explaining how the postal service managed to deliver millions of letters to and from front-line soldiers during World War One (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25934407). It's answered many of the questions we in the Conservation Team have been asking ourselves while we clean, repair, digitise and re-package the hundreds of … Continue reading First World War Letters
My last FindersKeepers post discussed the Calmview browser we will be using to display our catalogue and noted that “Current predictions are that this system will be up and running by mid-January”. I was cagey about exactly when it would be installed, being aware that IT systems and weather systems offer comparable levels of predictability. … Continue reading More about the catalogue browser
If one of your resolutions this year is to find out more about the family tree, but you were putting it off because you weren’t sure where to start, come along to Derbyshire Record Office to hear family history researcher Kate Henderson as she shares hints, tips, and some odd and unusual findings from over … Continue reading Relatively Speaking
Ever since Derbyshire Record Office turned fifty in 2012, we have been showcasing treasures from our Archive and Local Studies collections. These items are chosen because they hold special meaning for our staff and users – their favourite, most interesting, inspiring, thought provoking, or simply the most beautiful. These are items that stir the imagination, tell the … Continue reading 50 Treasures
My previous blogs have talked very much about the lords and ladies of the manor, so it now seems like a good time to talk about some of the other people in the manor. I have been trying to think of an appropriate metaphor, and the famous sketch from the Frost Report in the 1960s … Continue reading Bond villein?
To celebrate their anniversary Glamorgan Archives will be blogging throughout 2014 about the 75th accession received each year since we opened in 1939 - take a look at http://glamarchives.wordpress.com/