Published: 02 July 2013
Aphra Behn was one of the first women in England to earn a living through her writing.
Published 11 April 2013
100 years ago this year, Godfrey Bingley, a Leeds foundry owner and industrialist, donated his photographic collection to the University of Leeds.
Published 28 March 2013
Original illustrations from the papers of Arthur Ransome in Special Collections
Published 18 March 2013
Collage-like pages give unique insight into the Tony Harrison Collection
Published 01 March 2013
Feminist Archive North are celebrating over 100 years of activisim by women in science and technology
Published 12 February 2013
Items in the Special Collections' Tony Harrison archive give a unique insight into the story behind 'v'.
Published 23 January 2013
In celebration of Burns Night on 25th January, links to the Scottish poet have been explored across the collections.
Published 17 January 2013
The strange history of the Brontë family manuscripts
Published 12 December 2012
Fears reported in the Union News (1962) did not come to pass for the Survey of English Dialects
Published 24 October 2012
A Bram Stoker collection with no reference to Dracula!
Published 13 September 2012
An exhibition of illustrated books in Special Collections
Published 17 August 2012
An intriguing collection of concoctions
Published 05 July 2012
British First World War propaganda posters
Published 12 June 2012
We pay homage with a look at our Science fiction collection.
Published 28 May 2012
A look back at the Queen's coronation on 2 June 1953
Published 09 May 2012
MP Thomas Thompson's reaction to the murder of Spencer Perceval
Published 16 April 2012
A trainee archivist's amazing discovery in the Liddle Collection
Published 03 April 2012
This month's feature has an Easter theme and the collection we are showcasing is the Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture.
Published 16 March 2012
This month we commemorate Mothering Sunday on 18 March by showcasing the diary of Elizabeth Gaskell, the 19th century novelist and short story writer.
Published 21 February 2012
Everyone is probably familiar with the popular image of the conservator as a kind of modern-day alchemist, tucked away in a laboratory, effecting mysterious transformations on decrepit artefacts.
Published 01 February 2012
It's St Valentine's Day this month and we decided to celebrate with a feature on the love letter.
Published 06 January 2012
The Joseph Wood Archive is an exciting new acquisition to Special Collections. It is a significant resource for Quaker and 18th- and 19th-century studies, and was presented to us on November 22, 2011.
Published 02 December 2011
What a feast for the eyes! Continuing last month’s edible theme, December features one of our most popular and important collections, and a staff Christmas party with a difference.