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Adventures in the Berlin Archives

As historians, we often work with primary sources – documents about a place or records of a person’s existence. Paging through issues of a journal from a hundred years ago can feel like traveling through time, and reading personal letters now held in an archive offers not only remarkable insights but also feelings of intimacy and privilege. 803 more words

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Archives are a critical part of any historian's life. Rachel Epp Buller describes her experiences in archives and libraries in and around Berlin. Buller was researching two married artists, Alice Lex-Nerlinger and Oskar Nerlinger, who were members of the Association of Revolutionary Visual Artists of Germany. Both Lex and Nerlinger were communists, but were dogged with claims that they collaborated with the NAZIs. Buller writes about finding documents that failed to establish that they collaborators, but were still rather shocking and wrecked any "idealized" notion of the couple. [caption id="attachment_1918" align="alignnone" width="182"]Naherin by Alex Lex-Nerlinger housed by the Chicago Institute of Art Naherin by Alex Lex-Nerlinger housed by the Chicago Institute of Art[/caption]

From The C/D Archives: 1994 Mazda Miata 1.8L Examined by Auto Blog Via

From the November 1993 Concern of Auto and Driver
For 1994, Mazda calls its perky Miata “all-new beneath the skin.” We beg to differ. Like the federal government, the new Miata has been subjected to subtle improvements. 30 more words

Day 2. Flying fish and salt horse: seafaring tales

Here’s Hobson’s entry for 31st July:

Sunday. Captain, William and others came on board. at work all morning on the anchors, also wrote home. sweeping a little and reading the rest of afternoon, lying at anchor blowing very hard, raining occasionally, 2 Pigs on board came grunting at our cabin door.

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The Strange Case of the Electric Shock Machine

Recently when looking through the deposit files (which give information about when a collection came to an archive) of University of Glasgow Archive Services, an archivist came across an intriguing note about the papers of David Birrell Campbell: 606 more words

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Feeling grateful

Recently we were given some Lundia shelving. It’s relatively new, in great condition, and will double the storage capacity in our archives. Redoing the archives room is a big task, but well worth it for the gains we will make. 26 more words

Adventures in the Berlin Archives

As historians, we often work with primary sources – documents about a place or records of a person’s existence. Paging through issues of a journal from a hundred years ago can feel like traveling through time, and reading personal letters now held in an archive offers not only remarkable insights but also feelings of intimacy and privilege. 803 more words

Archives

In Marca Hispanica XXII: how hard can it be to get at an actual charter?

Not all of the apparently many things I did in May of last year were in Oxford, however much it might seem that way. I actually managed to squeeze a short research trip to Catalonia in between teaching as well! 1,399 more words

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