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Published: 21 March 2014

Special Collections is creating a single catalogue for all its archive and manuscript collections.

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Aphra Behn the Unpaid Spy

Published 02 July 2013

Aphra Behn was one of the first women in England to earn a living through her writing.

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Godfrey Bingley

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.

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Lodging for the night

Published 28 March 2013

Original illustrations from the papers of Arthur Ransome in Special Collections

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Published 18 March 2013

Collage-like pages give unique insight into the Tony Harrison Collection

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International Women's Day 2013

Published 01 March 2013

Feminist Archive North are celebrating over 100 years of activisim by women in science and technology

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Versus Verses

Published 12 February 2013

Items in the Special Collections' Tony Harrison archive give a unique insight into the story behind 'v'.

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Robert Burns

Published 23 January 2013

In celebration of Burns Night on 25th January, links to the Scottish poet have been explored across the collections.

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‘I don’t suppose you care to have them’

Published 17 January 2013

The strange history of the Brontë family manuscripts

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Lapse into Oblivion?

Published 12 December 2012

Fears reported in the Union News (1962) did not come to pass for the Survey of English Dialects

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What, no Dracula?

Published 24 October 2012

A Bram Stoker collection with no reference to Dracula!

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Chaston Chapman: strange brew

Published 17 August 2012

An intriguing collection of concoctions

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Alan Ross: sport and literature

Published 16 July 2012

Our Summer of Sport continues

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Keep the home fires burning

Published 05 July 2012

British First World War propaganda posters

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Ray Bradbury (22 August 1920 - 5 June 2012)

Published 12 June 2012

We pay homage with a look at our Science fiction collection.

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The Diamond Jubilee

Published 28 May 2012

A look back at the Queen's coronation on 2 June 1953

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Death of a prime minister

Published 09 May 2012

MP Thomas Thompson's reaction to the murder of Spencer Perceval

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Hidden treasure from the trenches

Published 16 April 2012

A trainee archivist's amazing discovery in the Liddle Collection

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The pace egg plays

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.

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The diary of Mrs Gaskell

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.

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On the move: before and after

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.

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First World War love letter

Published 01 February 2012

First posted February 2012

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The Joseph Wood Archive

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.

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The Cookery Collection

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.

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The King James Bible

Published 07 October 2011

On 6 October the University Chancellor, Lord Melvyn Bragg, shared his 72nd birthday with the University in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Brotherton Library.

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