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Welcome to Legacy…

The University of Sussex Library Legacy collection A diverse collection of over 20,000 documents, pamphlets, books and reports which have been collected by the Library since it opened in 1964 From local to national, the well known to little known

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Listening to the Most Hated Man in America – Part 2

A glimpse into the audio archive of Harvey Matusow By Duncan Harrison – UOSH Audio preservation engineer A Political Career on Tape The first thing to be aware of is that this audio content does not really provide a chronological

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Posted in The Keep, UOSH (Unlocking Our Sound Heritage)

Listening to the most hated man in America – Part 1

A glimpse into the audio archive of Harvey Matusow By Duncan Harrison – UOSH Audio preservation engineer The Sound of Mr. Matusow As with everything else in the last 18 months, the work of the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage (UOSH)

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Listening to Maureen Colquhoun

By Esther Gill – Hub project manager – Unlocking our Sound Heritage It is Monday 1st February 2021, the UK is in lockdown and I am working from home, listening to a radio interview (UTK006/498) from 1973 with a councillor

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There ain’t no party like an East Slope party

By Karen Watson – University of Sussex Archivist These days, most people know there ain’t no party like an S Club Party (well if you were born before 1990) but at Sussex in the early 1980s East Slope parties held

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We’ll meet again – or how I gambled away Vera Lynn’s autograph and ended up in a Zambian jungle with a bunch of hippies…

By Danny Millum – BLDS Metadata and Discovery Officer Normally when you tell your family / friends about what you do, unless you’re a fireman or a nurse they just zone out (especially when your job title is Metadata Discovery

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You think blended flex with a touch of hybridity is tough? Try a Soviet-era correspondence course

By Danny Millum – BLDS Metadata and Discovery Officer One of the many consequences of the pandemic has been to accelerate the development and adoption of new teaching methods, with all the associated stress for teachers and students of having

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Well that’s a lot of pamphlets….

BLDS Legacy Collection By Caroline Marchant-Wallis – BLDS Metadata and Discovery Officer I was chatting to my Librarian mentor recently about how we approached starting the BLDS Legacy Collection project, and I realised it was a good question. What did

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How the 12th May Diaries can help us to understand death and grief during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Chloe Daniel – Mass Observation Archive Assistant Content warning: this post discusses the themes of death and dying ‘After she died, I fretted that I might not have been praying hard enough or in the right way or not

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