6, August , 2019
The Archives of Queen Mary University of London will be closed from Monday 12th August to Monday 16th September 2019. Due to unforeseen circumstances the Archives will be unable to answer enquiries and access to archival material in the Archives Reading Room will be unavailable. Whilst we will be monitoring phone and email messages during this time, we will not be responding until the service reopens.
At Queen Mary, we love how our archives preserve the stories of ordinary people who are often forgotten by the history books. In this blog post, we look at the life of Christine Lawrence (1930-2011), whose experiences working in Tanzania in the 1960s are preserved in the archive of Donald Chesworth.
NEW EXHIBITION - NETWORKS OF KNOWLEDGE
20 May 2019
The new exhibition “Networks of Knowledge” puts the spotlight on the Leo Baeck Institute’s Library and Pamphlet collection and presents some highlights from this resource to the public for the first time.
CATALOGUING BEGINS ON THE DONALD CHESWORTH COLLECTION
29 April 2019
Donald Chesworth (1923-1991) was a politician and administrator. Over the course of his 45-year career, he worked for a wide range of organisations on projects aligned with his socialist values, both in the United Kingdom and abroad.
INTRODUCING THE LEO BAECK COLLECTION
27 February 2019
The Leo Baeck Collection is a valuable resource for the study of German-Jewish history and culture. It was recently deposited at Queen Mary University of London Library, by the Leo Baeck Institute London, and is available to researchers. In this post, we give an overview of the collection and take a look at some notable items.