Update from Special Collections

Yesterday, staff from Special Collections had a rather busy evening with Althea Greenan (Women’s Art Library Curator)  speaking about WAL  at the Centre For Feminist Research’s ‘Launch: Take Two‘.

Alice Measom (Archivist) attended the launch of a Fred Inglis’ new book:  ‘Richard Hoggart: Virture and Reward’. Richard Hoggart was Goldsmiths Warden 1976-1984 .   A copy of this book is now available in the library, alongside Hoggart’s celebrated book ‘The Uses of Literacy’ (1957).  Special Collections and Archives also hold some of Hoggarts papers – for more information see here. If you would like to view these papers please contact us at special.collections@gold.ac.uk .

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Women’s Arts Practices – Wikipedia Editing Event

Help the Women’s Art Library celebrate International Women’s Day by improving Wikipedia’s information on women’s arts practices.

Local Woman

We will be working with trainers kindly provided by Wikimedia UK, who will induct us into the mysteries of effective article-making for Wikipedia. With the resources of the Women’s Art Library we will be writing articles or improving on existing ones.

Bring your laptop if you have one, and the name of an individual, movement or project that deserves more attention on Wikipedia.

Places are limited. For more information please click here.

Or register directly on Eventbrite.

We hope to see you there!

Saturday 8th March, 11:00-16:00
Women’s Art Library
Special Collections
Library, Goldsmiths, University of London

Using Special Collections & Archives for Research

Old bookspace

As part of Dissertation Week in the Library, Special Collections are running a session on how to use the resources in your research and what help is available from Library staff.


Special collections and archives contain a wealth of information for research and inspiration. Use of primary sources will make your research stand out, but archives can sometimes be daunting. In this session we’ll answer the questions:

* What are ‘archives’ and ‘special collections’?

* How can they be used in my research?

* How do I get started?

* What collections are available in London and how do I access them?

This introductory session is open to all. You will have a chance to handle collection objects and ask questions.

See you there!

Wed 12 Feb, 14:30-15:15,
Special Collections Reading Room

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