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Then and Now: Arts at Warwick

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Then & Now have launched a new instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/arts_at_warwick/

Then & Now: Arts at Warwick is a student-led research and public engagement project that will explore the history of the Arts Faculty and student experience at the University of Warwick. Undergraduate and postgraduate students from across Arts are working collaboratively to conduct archival research at the Modern Records Centre and Students’ Union and interviews with staff and students, past and present.

For more information see: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/applyingtostudy/currentstudents/thenandnow/

Wed 01 Apr 2020, 13:40 | Tags: Exhibitions

Coronavirus closure

In accordance with the University of Warwick's policy to suspend all but business critical activities during the current Coronavirus outbreak, the Modern Records Centre will be closing on 20 March 2020. The duration of the closure is currently uncertain but will be at least 3 months, probably more.

Staff will continue to work (from home) to improve access to the MRC's resources, answer enquiries and provide a public service for our researchers. Inevitably the service that we can provide will be limited - we will have no access to the physical collections in our strongrooms, and so will be unable to fulfil copying orders or provide detailed answers to some enquiries.

We wish all of our researchers and colleagues the best during this current period and look forward to seeing you when we reopen.

More information on the university's current coronavirus policy is available elsewhere on the university website, including the Vice-Chancellor's announcement of the closure and information about how the closure will affect the university library as a whole.

Fri 20 Mar 2020, 09:16

Images of 40s youth

A re-discovered stash of photos from a young women’s charity
Image of scene by River Leam

This scene by the River Leam during a weekend camp at Church Farm, Old Milverton is from one of eighty photographs which were left with other records in the Young Women’s Christian Association College at Selly Oak in Birmingham when the property was sold to the German-Speaking Congregation in 1978. Mrs Dorothee Muller, whose late father was the Congregation’s minister at the time, kindly donated them to us in February 2020. They depict YWCA activities and premises at home and abroad during and just after the Second World War.

Descriptions of the photos and the other records can be found in our catalogue, and you can see full digital images of some of the photos by clicking or tapping on the one above and these below:

Image of fencing class

Image of snooker lesson

Scene outside 'Clementine Churchill Club, Brussels

Image of uniformed YWCA officers with large car

Image of servicewomen entertaining American soldiers

Image of Chinese refugees spinning cotton

Mon 09 Mar 2020, 10:00 | Tags: Collections

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