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  1. Vicarious communist: a reflection on the empathetic archivist

    Adapted from a presentation given at the symposium ‘Bernie Taft and 1968: Tanks in Prague, Turmoil in Australian Universities’, Friday 24th August 2018 by Jane Beattie, …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/vicarious-communist-a-reflection-on-the-empathetic-archivist

  2. Hexed – discoveries and challenges in archiving born-digital records

    Lachlan Glanville, Assistant Archivist, Germaine Greer Archive Removable media such as floppy disks from the early days of PC ownership are now degrading rapidly and becoming increasingly …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/hexed-discoveries-and-challenges-in-archiving-born-digital-records

  3. Considering the literary archive: William Gosse Hay

    Dr Rachael Weaver School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne I first became interested in the Australian writer William Hay ten years ago, when Ken …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/considering-the-literary-archive-william-gosse-hay

  4. Revolutionary theatre is a risk worth taking

    Bright pink poster with white outlines of people protesting, some are holding up placards. Orange "La Mama Company" written at top of poster

    Looking back at La Mamas’ 50-year history, from inception in 1967 when Betty Burstall created an ‘immediate’ theatre space in Melbourne inspired by New York’s La …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/revolutionary-theatre-is-a-risk-worth-taking

  5. Philip Sousa marches out of town

    Blue Art Nouveau design of a women holding a lute, surrounded by birds.

    In 1911 Australian music lovers were treated to a lengthy tour by American composer and conductor Philip Sousa, along with his 55 piece band.  The band toured the …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/philip-sousa-marches-out-of-town

  6. A life in 22 boxes

    Jane Beattie, Assistant Archivist – University of Melbourne Archives Sophie Garrett, Assistant Archivist – University of Melbourne Archives Two pairs of ballet slippers used by Juan Cespedes …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/a-life-in-22-boxes

  7. ‘A Humane and Intimate Administration’: The Red Cross’ World War Two Wounded, Missing and Prisoner of War Cards

    Geneva Bureau

    Fiona Ross Senior Archivist, University of Melbourne Archives Private Rawson’s mother first contacted the Red Cross in early April 1942, six weeks after her son was …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/a-humane-and-intimate-administration-the-red-cross-world-war-two-wounded-missing-and-prisoner-of-war-cards

  8. Unexpected journeys through POW records

    Dr Seumas Spark Dean of Arts Research Fellow, Monash University My first encounter with the Australian Red Cross (ARC) archive was in 2012. The return home …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/unexpected-journeys-through-pow-records

  9. The AIF Malayan Nursing Scholarship

    Nurse Ooi Soh Im (left) and Nurse Alice Chia

    Professor Christina Twomey, Monash University Alice Chia and Ooi Soh Im arrived in Australia in 1947, the first recipients of the Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) Malayan …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/the-aif-malayan-nursing-scholarship

  10. War and Peace: Stories of endeavour from the Australian Red Cross Collection

    Chelsea Harris Public Programs and Audience Engagement, University of Melbourne Archives Within the University of Melbourne Archives’ 20 kilometres of records sits a relatively new acquisition, …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/war-and-peace-stories-of-endeavour-from-the-australian-red-cross-collection

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