[with apologies for cross-posting]
** Collections of the Month: Fairs and Circus **
This month we focus on two of the collections held at the National Fairground Archive at the University of Sheffield, featuring articles on the history of fairs, complete with images, and information on the Archive's holdings.
* Intwine, a subject guide to Collections of the Month <http://www.archiveshub.ac.uk/intwine/> *
** Latest additions **
New descriptions from from the National Co-operative Archive; the University of Dundee; Girton College, Cambridge University; and University of Birmingham Special Collections.
These include descriptions for the records of the Goliath Footwear company; papers of political activist Elizabeth McGill Clark; papers of the artist and women's activist Barbara Bodichon (1827-1891); and pspers of the novelist Marie Corelli (1855-1924).
* Latest Additions newsfeed <http://www.archiveshub.ac.uk/blog_latest/atom.xml> *
* There is an interactive map showing the locations of all our contributors and providing links to the contributors' pages. <http://www.archiveshub.ac.uk/inst/contmap.shtml> *
** Archives Hub Blog: The Big Draw 2008 **
This autumn the Archives Hub is taking part in The Big Draw 2008 <http://www.campaignfordrawing.org/bigdraw/>.
We would like you to create and submit drawings throughout October on the theme of The Big Wheel - Fairgrounds and Playgrounds, or Cycling and Recycling. Just scan your drawings and send them to us by email <[log in to unmask]>.
Everyone who submits a drawing will receive an Archives Hub notepad and propelling pencil. And the first name out of the 'cycle helmet' will receive colouring pens, a pencil case and a notepad - all made from recycled car tyres! All the drawings will appear on the Archives Hub Blog <http://www.archiveshub.ac.uk/blog/>.
Note: If you send us your postal address, we won't use it for anything else.
You can see all the fantastic drawings we were sent last year at <http://tinyurl.com/35gxds>
Paddy Collis, Archives Hub Data Editor
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