Category Archives: Special Collections & Archives

#ColorOurCollections’: Images from the Archives

When my colleague Elaine Harrington proposed UCC Library’s Special Collections & Archives contribute to the #ColourOurCollections colouring festival I wondered what would work from the archival collections. When you hear “archives” do you automatically think “old stuff…like letters”. These are … Continue reading

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#ColourOurCollections: Images from the Cartographic Visual Collection

Following on from Elaine’s post yesterday, I am going to discuss two items I selected from our Cartographic Visual Collection for use in our #ColourOurCollections colouring book. Napoleonic Print The first image is from a collection of Napoleonic Prints and … Continue reading

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#ColourOurCollections: Images from the Elizabeth Friedlander Collection

“Following on from John’s post yesterday, I am going to discuss a page I selected from the Elizabeth Friedlander Collection for use in our #ColourOurCollections colouring book.” When it came choosing an image for the #ColourOurCollections event, the Friedlander Collection left me spoilt for … Continue reading

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#ColourOurCollections: Introduction

What is #ColourOurCollections? Colour Our Collections is an annual international colouring festival on social media where libraries, museums, archives and other cultural institutions share free colouring content featuring images from their collections. It was launched by The New York Academy of Medicine Library in … Continue reading

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George Boole: Academic, Author, Husband and Father

This highlights additional original George Boole material or Boole-related information that forms part of George Boole archives at UCC Library. Continue reading

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Community Week: Ye Olde Social Media

This year Special Collections & Archives took part in UCC’s Community Week #MakingWaves. Community Week is a week long programme of free public events celebrating community engagement with UCC across our campus and beyond. During the year groups and communities … Continue reading

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Portal to the Past: You’ll Be Surprised By What You’ll Find! The Special Collections Edition!

This is the final blog post in the series about the new wall design outside Special Collections & Archives. Over the last few weeks Emer, Emma and I have tried to dispell notions of what people think of may be … Continue reading

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Portal to the Past – You’ll be surprised what you find in the Archives

Taking up from Emma Horgan’s post last week I’d like to introduce some of the thought-processes behind our choice of images. From past experience when I introduce the idea of what archival material is, some people can look blankly at … Continue reading

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Portal to the Past- Discover what you’ll find in the Archive

In a follow up to Elaine Harrington’s previous post, I will be examining in more detail, the first of the images from the archival collections, outlining why we chose them to be displayed on the wall. Firstly, the criteria underlying … Continue reading

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Portal to the Past! You’ll Be Surprised By What Can Find!

Have you spotted the new wall design outside Special Collections & Archives? In an age where people use and rely on the web and digital content we wanted to show we are more than old text-based documents or old and … Continue reading

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