Manuscripts and Special Collections

Tag: cataloguing

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“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. [...]

Hydrometric data in the archives

September 23rd, 2011 at 10:09

One of the problems facing an archivist when cataloguing the papers of a business or organisation is the presence of material of a technical nature. The files of the Hydrology/Water Resources Section of the Trent River Authority include series of hydrological data in a range of technical formats that are going to prove challenging to [...]

Connie Ford: Keepsakes of an Activist

September 7th, 2011 at 10:09

Tom Kew, our guest blogger, has been working with Manuscripts and Special Collections on the Connie Ford archive on placement from the Arts Graduate Centre at The University of Nottingham. Through my placement with the Arts Graduate Centre, I was recently thrust onto the front lines of revolutionary politics, armed only with a pencil and [...]

It never rains but it pours…

August 30th, 2011 at 10:08

It has emerged that one of the largest collections of material within the uncatalogued accessions I am responsible for appraising and describing, are records of the Hydrology Section (later the Water Resources Section), of the Trent River Authority’s Engineer’s Department. This material comprised an intimidating accession of over 250 boxes of very mixed files in [...]