Academics, historians and former staff and students of Ruskin College in Oxford have launched a new online archive to record and crowd-source historical information about past students, following the controversial destruction of the college student records in 2012
Sinead McEneaney reviews the Women and Social Movements International reference database, published by Alexander Street Press, which contains 60,000 documents relating to women in social movements in the United States.
Liz Wood, Assistant Archivist at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick, writes about the Centre’s recent digitisation project for primary sources in English from the Spanish Civil War
A story of copying and illuminating a manuscript by Josh Baum
Researching the history of the Great Famine in China through archival sources, by Zhou Xun
HWO Editor Toby Butler, a former student of Ruskin College, shares his reaction to the destruction of Ruskin’s student records
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