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Friday's Snapshot from the library

This week I looked at an alphabet book for adults … although the book not for adult use only it does have one or two images that we might not expect in a child’s book for instance there is ‘E’ for executioner and scantily clad ladies  and men looking like letters in the alphabet. 46 more words


Accredited Archive: a first for Special Collections

Special Collections at the University of Bradford has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation, the first service in an English university to achieve this standard.  We got the certificate today, piccies to follow. 159 more words


Wednesday's woman wood engraver and a walrus

Coming back to work at Special Collections yetsterday I uncovered a book ; I had left to one side before my holiday.  Entitled the Adults alphabets : examples of English press alphabet books from the last hundred years, with an alphabetical description, copious illustrations and a checklist of press alphabet books… 35 more words


Art tricks: a new arrival


We’ve received a puzzling and intriguing exhibition catalogue from The Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Encased in a shiny silver envelope, ArTricks consists of 15 cards and a pamphlet that examine all manner of tricks and illusions in the work of more than 30 contemporary Israeli and European artists. 45 more words