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Archives numériques de la Révolution française

The Archives numériques de la Révolution française (the French Revolution Digital Archive), a collaboration between the Stanford University Libraries and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, gives us an opportunity to highlight how online resources are enriching and supplementing the collections of libraries in Cambridge. 337 more words

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Operation Valkyrie 1944

The most famous assassination attempt on the life of Adolf Hitler took place on July 20th 1944 at the Wolfsschanze or Wolf’s Lair headquarters near Rastenburg, East Prussia. 196 more words

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World War 2 propaganda (4)

The fourth and final post in our series on World War 2 propaganda features wartime humour in two variants of the parody “Last will and testament of Adolf Hitler”. 281 more words

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First editions of Eça de Queirós at Cambridge University Library

The University Library has recently acquired twelve original first editions of Eça de Queirós, one of the greatest novelists in Portuguese and a leading figure of the “Generation of 1870.” 788 more words

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Luis Buñuel: international iconoclast

Former University Library staff member Glynne Parker died in October 2011, and after his death his wonderful collection of printed matter and ephemera on film was presented to the Library. 661 more words

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The cyclist as hero: Harry Graf Kessler and private press books (Special Collections blog)

This guest post, written by Dr Jaap Harskamp (formerly Curator of Dutch & Flemish collections at the British Library, who is now working on the University Library’s early Dutch books) celebrates the coming of the Tour de France to Cambridge.  104 more words

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Shakespeare translations in the UL

In observance of William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, the University Library has had cases with some important editions of Shakespeare displayed in the Entrance Hall, including the UL’s copy of the… 787 more words

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