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Lighting the Past Reflections- Part II

Kieran Cressy, October 2014-June 2017, reminisces about his time on Lighting the Past. I joined the Lighting the Past team on October 12th 2014 as a second year undergraduate studying […]

16 July 2019Special Collections

Lighting the Past Reflections – Part I

The Lighting the Past (LtP) project has come to an end, and last time we wowed you with stats about the project. This time we hear from past and present […]

16 July 2019Special Collections

The Lighting the Past project comes to an end

In June 2013 phase 1 of the retrospective cataloguing project, Lighting the Past (LtP), began. Under the charge of a Lead Cataloguer, a workforce of part-time students drawn from the […]

9 July 2019Special Collections

Visiting Scholars Talks 2019

We are pleased to announce our programme of talks for the University of St Andrews Library Special Collections Visiting Scholars 2019 session. All our Visiting Scholar talks will be taking place […]

4 July 2019Special Collections

Souvenir Tapes of Graduation

As a living collection, the muniments (the University’s own archive) continue to grow with regular transfers of historical records from across the University’s departments and units. One of the more […]

24 June 2019Special Collections

The Tullis Russell Band Centenary, 1919-2019

As part of our occasional audio-visual blog series, this week we look at (and listen to!) the Tullis Russell brass band, which celebrates its 100th birthday this year and whose […]

18 June 2019Special Collections

“For a quart of Ale is a dish for a king.”: celebrating Beer Day Britain

To help celebrate Beer Day Britain (raise a pint at 7pm on 15th June and say ‘Cheers to Beer’!), this week we’re taking a look at some of the beer-related […]

14 June 2019Special Collections

Migration of digital photography

The University of St Andrews Library’s photographic collection comprised traditional media up until the 1990’s, when digital photography became popular. Part of that collection is regularly augmented with material produced […]

5 June 2019Special Collections

Defining the boundaries: protection through housing and minimizing handling

Within the Burgh of Cupar charters collection (B13) is a document dated 5 April 1487 recording the marking of the boundaries of land belonging to the Burgh of Cupar and […]

28 May 2019Special Collections

Call for Papers: Science and Photography Symposium

Science and Photography Symposium Hosted by: University of St Andrews Library’s Special Collections Division Wednesday 23rd October 2019 09:30 – 17:00 Lawrence Levy Studio, Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews […]

21 May 2019Special Collections

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