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  1. Journeys of the Imagination – Postcards from the Archives

    by Melinda Barrie, Archivist, University of Melbourne Archives. Working with a wide range of collections in the University Archives I struggle to choose a favourite item …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/journeys-of-the-imagination-postcards-from-the-archives

  2. “Spirit of speed”: Ida Outhwaite and the Shell Fairies  

    by Carmen Mok, Archives and Special Collections Digital Presence Intern  Ida Outhwaite and the Shell Fairies    In my preparation for the #HistoryMonth2020 campaign in October, I began an exploration …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/spirit-of-speed

  3. Microcosm of a global disaster

    By Margaret Mary Sheehan In the pages of the ‘Influenza Temporary Hospital Staff Register’, held by the  University of Melbourne Archives, is evidence of the Spanish …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/microcosm-of-a-global-disaster

  4. Fritz Loewe and polar exploration

    The University of Melbourne Archives is thrilled to announce that the papers of meteorologist and glaciologist Fritz Loewe, first acquired by the University of Melbourne Archives …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/fritz-loewe-and-polar-exploration

  5. Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack and the Bauhaus

    Colour photograph of two people looking at a table with various spinning tops. Above the table hangs a colour chart and a colour chart explaining how the spinning tops work.

    Jane Beattie, Assistant Archivist Melinda Barrie, Archivist Georgie Ward, Assistant Archivist 2019 marks the centenary anniversary of the opening of the Bauhaus Arts School in Berlin. …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/ludwig-hirschfeld-mack-and-the-bauhaus

  6. The Spirit of England in Australia: Alan Bell’s Nightly Broadcasts

    By Harshini Goonetilleke “Lately, I have been strenuously ramming down Australian throats Britain’s efforts and burden – which swell impressively when you are so many thousand …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/the-spirit-of-england-in-australia-alan-bells-nightly-broadcasts

  7. Archives of the disability rights movement

    On 28 March, the University of Melbourne Archives with the Arts Faculty and Scope co-hosted the launch of the Geoffrey Bell Archive, with support from the State …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/1810-2

  8. After the Armistice: Longing for the Sunshine

    Kelly Lenehan “Never in my life have I seen such a real demonstration of joy. People were dancing and singing, bands were playing and the gloom …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/after-the-armistice-longing-for-the-sunshine

  9. Soldier Tourism in the Ray Jones Collection

    Meghan Conrick Over the last century the First World War has fascinated Australians and this interest continues to breathe new life into the personal collections of …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/soldier-tourism-in-the-ray-jones-collection

  10. 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

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