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The magic lantern tourist

In this blog, Pilar Gil, Cataloguing and Documentation Officer, starts a new series looking at the General Rollo collection, a set of prints, lantern slides and glass plate negatives showing international scenes and…

Virtual Alumni Weekend, 16-18 April 2021

We are delighted to support the Virtual Alumni Weekend with a quick glance behind the scenes at the records we hold in the University archive about former students and some of the information that they reveal. All…

Benjamin Franklin as Printer

Beth Dumas, Rare Books Cataloguer and a US citizen, takes a look at a fellow-countryman of note! When Joe Biden took office as President of the United States this January, one of the first things he did was redecorate…

Shopfronts in St Andrews

Over the last year, fourth-year International Relations and Arabic student Natalie Pereira, has enjoyed looking online at the photographic collections held by the University Libraries and Museums. In this blog Natalie…

Miss Elizabeth Foulis, an Invisible Borrower

In this blog, student Emma Sibbald shares highlights from her research into the reading practices of Elizabeth Foulis, a regular user of the University Library in the 1800s. In early-nineteenth century Scotland, there…

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