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Online exhibitions

Dare to be free

Online archive exhibitions and slideshows of documents on a wide range of themes.

Digitised documents are also included in the resources for Warwick modules and digital collections.


Online exhibition of the month

Dare to be free

Explore revolt and reform in Regency England through our exhibition of documents from the 1780s-1830s


Exhibitions by theme

Health and welfare:

Advice to Mothers

Documents on motherhood from 1910-1957 (exhibition)

Charity Begins at Home

Charitable endeavour seen through the MRC's archives (exhibition)

"Rob you of your beer"

Publicity material from the British fight against prohibition, 1920-1926 (slideshow)


Individuals:

Jack Jones: A Memorial

Tribute to the former General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union (exhibition)

Let Robeson Sing

Documents relating to the campaign to overthrow the McCarthyite travel ban on actor, singer and activist Paul Robeson (exhibition)


International events:

"B is for Belgrano": The Falklands War

Documents about the 1982 war between Britain and Argentina (exhibition)

Chilean Solidarity

Documents about the UK solidarity movement following the 1973 Chilean coup (slideshows)

Cold War

Documents on the Cold War from the rise of the Iron Curtain to the fall of the Berlin Wall (exhibition)

Fighting for Votes

Documents about the US Presidential Elections and the Civil Rights Movement (exhibition)

The Public Face of Revolution

Snapshots of Russia in 1925 (slideshow)

Revolutionary Germany, 1918-1924

Photographs of Germany during the tumultuous years immediately after the First World War (slideshow)

Nazi Germany in 1936

Press photos of Berlin during preparations for the Olympics and Nuremburg (slideshow)

"World Chaos": After the 1929 Wall Street Crash

Documents about the global financial crisis which followed the 1929 Wall Street Crash (exhibition)


Pressure groups and protest:

Dare to be free: Revolt and Reform in Regency England

Documents relating to the fight for political and social reform during the 1780s-1830s (exhibition)

Freedom and Liberty

Documents on the broad themes of freedom and liberty (exhibition)

Protest and Survive: Peace Movements after the H-Bomb

Highlights from the MRC's anti-nuclear archives (exhibition)


The role of women:

Advice to Mothers

Documents relating to motherhood between 1910-1957 (exhibition)

Freedom on two wheels

Documents relating to the New Woman and the bicycle - fashion, racing and romance (slideshows)

Performing the Self: Women's Lives in Historical Perspective

Documents about the representation of women in the 20th century (exhibition)

Pioneering Head Mistresses

Portraits from an 1890 photograph album (slideshow)

"Rouse, Ye Women"

Documents about the 1910 Cradley Heath Chain Makers' Strike (exhibition)

The Struggle for Equal Pay

Documents relating to the campaign for equal pay in the first half of the 20th century (exhibition)

Fashion: A Century of Expression

Women's changing fashions from the late 19th-20th centuries (slideshow)


Science and technology:

Pioneers: innovators in science and technology

Profiles of John Boyd Dunlop, Sir Frank Whittle, Sir Arthur Vick and John Simmons (exhibition)

Science and technology at Warwick

Photographs from the University Archive (slideshow)


Sport and entertainment:

125 Years of the Beautiful Game

Documents about football, politics and society (exhibition)

Freedom on two wheels: The New Woman and the bicycle

Documents relating to the New Woman and the bicycle - fashion, racing and romance (slideshows)

The Olympics: Playing Political Games

Politics and sport - from the fascism of 1936 Berlin to the Cold War controversies of Moscow in 1980 (exhibition)

'The Power of the Cinema'

Documents about the film industry during the 1920s and 1930s (exhibition)


Trade unions and employment:

160 years of engineering trade unionism

Highlights from the archives of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers (exhibition)

A General Strike photograph album

Press photos of Britain during the 1926 General Strike (slideshow)

International Transport Workers' Federation

Highlights from the archives of the ITF (exhibition)

King Coal

Documents about the turbulent story of coal mining and its effect on British life (exhibition)

The National Union of Railwaymen, 1913-2013

Highlights from the archives of the NUR (exhibition)

"Rouse, Ye Women": The Cradley Heath Chain Makers' Strike

Documents about the 1910 Cradley Heath Chain Makers' Strike (exhibition)

The Trades Union Congress at 150

Timeline featuring highlights from the TUC archives

The Transport and General Workers' Union

Highlights from the archives of the TGWU (exhibition)

Transport strike, 1911

Photographs and other images relating to the national transport strikes (slideshow)

United We Stand: Photographs of the Workers' Union, 1911-1921

From Charlie Chaplin to the Liverpool dock strike - photos of demonstrations, strikes and social events (slideshow)