Further information and discussion about the fate of the Women’s Library, and the closure of the purpose-built, Heritage Lottery Funded building that housed the library in Whitechapel, by Laura Schwartz
Anne Summers writes about 2012’s shutdowns, sales and destruction of archival resources in Britain, a year that has exceeded any pessimist’s wildest imaginings…
The personal experiences of Denise Pakeman, graduate of Ruskin College, of the destruction of archival records about working-class students from the first decades of the college
While some valuable material is now saved from acts of philistinism the destruction of Ruskin’s past has not yet finished.
Information about the history and possible closure of the Women’s and the TUC Libraries at London Metropolitan University, and how you can help the campaign
Richard Drayton, Rhodes Professor of Imperial History, Kings College London, on recent news that the British government has acknowledged the existence of a ‘secret archive’ from 37 former colonies, bought back to Britain after the colonies became independent
How 150 photographers used online communities to create a unique historical resource for the History of Advertising Trust Ghostsigns Archive. Typically faded, and dating anywhere from the late 1800s to the 1950s, these ‘ghostsigns’ represent local, commercial, social and artistic history
Discussion of a History Workshop Journal feature on ‘Coalition Cuts’, threats to archives and their repositories, urging academics, in particular, to champion libraries and archives within their own institutions