A catalogue of the archives of Jacob Isaacs, writer and university lecturer (1896-1973), is now available here. The private papers comprise research notebooks, documents and notes concerning literature and film and date from 1855-c1970.Posted on Friday 7 June 2013
A typed letter written by the poet TS Eliot has been discovered in the Jacob Isaacs Collection. The collection primarily consists of Professor Isaacs’ research notes, and this document was unexpectedly unearthed during an on-going project to catalogue the collection, creating a great deal of excitement among the archive staff.Posted on Thursday 10 January 2013
Our project to digitise the Palace Journals, 1887 to 1893, the weekly newspaper of the People’s Palace, has now been completed and the Journals are available to view online.Posted on Friday 27 July 2012
2012 marks 125 years from the opening of the Queen’s Hall of the People’s Palace. The original People’s Palace included an events hall, swimming pool, tennis courts, winter garden and library and played an important role in the local community.
In addition to cataloguing the records of the People’s Palace, the Archives will be digitising the Palace Journal, a newspaper advertising events, stories and articles on many different topics, which circulated from 1887 to 1895.Posted on Monday 21 May 2012
Constance Maynard was the first Mistress of Westfield College and a pioneer in women’s higher education. A recent project to digitise her diaries and autobiography has now been completed and the records are available to view online. You can access the texts via their respective catalogue entries or via a new webpage.Posted on Friday 13 April 2012
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