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Our news feed contains information about new resources, newly catalogued or acquired archive collections, current and upcoming projects and events, and service developments.

Information about past work at the Modern Records Centre is included in our annual reports and information bulletins (available online from 1996/7 to 2016/7). Recordings of several past events are also available - the student-led Open Education Series, 2014-2016, and the schools project Archives Alive, 2016.

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MRC service provision during current lockdown

In conjunction with the latest UK Government Covid-19 guidance, the Library and the University Executive Board have reviewed opening arrangements and we will no longer be able to provide a visiting searchroom service to researchers from the 13th January. We do remain open to staff and will continue to provide a limited checking and scanning service for those wishing to access archives.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused and we hope to see researchers back in the MRC in the near future.

MRC Team

Tue 12 Jan 2021, 09:11

National Asylum Workers Union: sources online!

All issues of the National Asylum Workers Union magazine between 1912-1929 have now been scanned and are available online through the Modern Records Centre's catalogue.

The journal includes information about the activities of the union, conditions for employees and some patients within asylums, and attitudes towards mental health during the early 20th century.

If there are out of copyright documents at the Modern Records Centre that you would like to see online, get in contact with us and help us to prioritise our digitisation programme.

Front cover of the National Asylum Workers Union magazine, 1912

Tue 24 Nov 2020, 15:21 | Tags: Digitisation

Partial re-opening

The Modern Records Centre will be re-opening from 3 November to University of Warwick researchers only.

In light of the new lockdown to be introduced on 5 November we will remain closed to external researchers until further notice.

We will be operating with reduced staff and reduced capacity, and there will be some changes to how our service operates.

We will now be open on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays between 9.30-12.30 and 1.30-4.30. We will not be open on Mondays or Fridays.

We will require researchers to:

  • Book a space at least one full working day (minimum of 24 hours) before the visit
  • Order all documents required at least one full working day (minimum of 24 hours) before the visit, giving the document reference codes. A maximum of 6 boxes or 15 individual items will be produced per person per day
  • Wear face coverings whilst in the building and observe the general guidelines for Covid-19 which apply to all buildings on the campus
  • Be aware of the changes in opening hours and the lunchtime closure period

More detailed information about visiting the Modern Records Centre and changes to our service under the current pandemic conditions is available elsewhere on our website.

Mon 02 Nov 2020, 10:41

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