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Who's Who at the Modern Records Centre

The Modern Records Centre is a department within the University Library and has ten full-time members of staff.

Contact us for more information about the Modern Records Centre, our collections and services.

Helen Hopper, Archives Manager

As MRC Manager and Head of Archives and Special Collections, Helen Hopper is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the MRC and University Archives. She oversees the management and development of the physical and digital collections of the MRC and their use in teaching, research and community engagement.

Eren Delaney, Digitisation Assistant

Eren works on digitising a wide range of documents from the MRC's collections so that they can be made available to a wider audience.

Izzy Hadlum, Archives Assistant

Izzy supports the running of the MRC with document retrieval and replacement, front of house and anything to help keep the department running smoothly.

Carole Jones, Archives Assistant

Carole Jones works in customer service both front of house and behind the scenes in document production and returns, provides a reprographics service for researchers and clerical and administrative support for the MRC team. She also assists with digitisation projects and with the processing and listing of incoming archives.

James King, Senior Assistant Archivist

James King is primarily concerned with sorting and cataloguing archive collections and researching and writing administrative histories, as well as supervising the MRC searchroom and answering enquiries.

Rachel MacGregor, Digital Preservation Officer

Rachel MacGregor manages the MRC's digital preservation systems and leads on accessioning, appraising, cataloguing and maintaining digital archives held by the MRC.

Lizzie Morrison, Archives Assistant

Lizzie Morrison helps out with the retrieval of archival material, Special Collections books and dissertations from the Modern Records Centre strongrooms so that they can be used by visitors, and assists in putting items away when they have been finished with. She also shares responsibility for the day-to-day management of the University Archive.

Melissa Prior, Widening Participation Officer

Currently on maternity leave

In collaboration with the library and other departments in the university, Melissa Prior develops resources, designs exhibitions and runs outreach activities for students, school children and other archive researchers.

Martin Sanders, Senior Assistant Archivist

Martin Sanders contributes to the acquisition, processing and provision of access to the Centre’s archive holdings through liaison with document owners, production of finding aids, advising users, answering enquiries, and contributing to outreach work. He has been particularly involved in the digitisation of our audio-visual holdings.

Naomi Shewan, Assistant Archivist

Naomi Shewan is concerned with accessioning and cataloguing collections, answering enquiries, and supervising the searchroom. She also contributes to outreach work and exhibitions, and assists with digitisation projects.

Liz Wood, Project Archivist (Mining the Past)

Liz Wood is working on the recently transferred archives of the National Union of Mineworkers. The three year project will involve appraising and cataloguing the collection, and working with colleagues to develop resources to improve public access to some of the archive's key sources on British 19th and 20th century social and labour history.