Manuscripts and Special Collections

Archive for October, 2011

Manuscripts feature in University’s Impact Campaign

October 24th, 2011 at 03:10

On Monday 17 October, Manuscripts and Special Collections featured as one of the projects in the first day of the University’s new fundraising campaign.  The launch took place on University Park, at the East Midlands Conference Centre.  Guests were introduced to “The Nottingham Experience” theme, which is one of five campaign themes being launched in [...]

Student Union Posters

October 14th, 2011 at 09:10

                             Manuscripts and Special Collections have recently finished digitising a series of Nottingham Student Union posters advertising gigs and events in the 1970s. The posters were carefully preserved for posterity by alumni John Bailey (Agriculture/Horticulture 1972) and Richard Stark (Chemical Engineering 1971), [...]

“Full steam ahead” (Papplewick Pumping Station)

October 6th, 2011 at 04:10

Earlier this year, to mark the start of the project to catalogue the water records, representatives from the Papplewick Pumping Station Trust visited the University to find out more about our holdings. These include a series of plans of Papplewick Pumping Station which are still proving useful for engineers involved in maintaining the site today. [...]

Recipe of the month: Cheese rolls

October 1st, 2011 at 08:10

A recipe for dinner party canapés, not from the 1970s, but from somewhere around the 1770s, this recipe for puff pastry Cheshire cheese rolls come from an undated recipe book in the collection attributed to the Willoughby family of Aspley and Cossall. Cheese Rolls (MS 87/1, p. 2) A quarter of a pound of Chesire [...]