The Warren Lamb Archive – Cataloguing Update

The University of Surrey is immensely fortunate to hold the archives of the movement theorist Warren Lamb. In this blog post, our Archivist Simon Mackley provides an update on the work carried out on the collection, and the collection items that are newly available for researcher consultation. Warren Lamb (1923-2014) was a dancer, movement theorist […]


Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

A survivor in our archives: Marcel Marceau (1923-2007) For Holocaust Memorial Day 2024, Archives and Special Collections have explored their holdings in remembrance of world-renowned mime artist Marcel Marceau and his experiences of the Holocaust. Marceau was born in Strasbourg, France, on 22 March 1923. His birth name was Marcel Mangel and he was born […]


Remembering Cyril Shepard (1877-1916)

Remembrance Day gives us all the opportunity to pause, reflect and remember, not only those who have been lost to conflict but to those who have been left behind to face the aftermath of war. As part of the University’s Remembrance commemorations, we are curating a Library display relating to the First World War service […]


Preserving our Digital Archives at the University of Surrey

November 2nd is World Digital Preservation Day 2023 – raising awareness of the need to preserve our born-digital cultural heritage, and celebrating the work carried out by heritage professionals around the world to achieve this goal. To mark the occasion, our Archivist Simon Mackley has written about our digital archive collections at the University of […]


Katherine Dunham – Black History Month

One of the many privileges of working with archive collections is having the opportunity to trace the stories of the diverse individuals that feature in the records, especially when the impact and influence of their life can be found across the varied collections we hold. For this year’s Black History Month, we are going to […]


Heritage Open Day – What’s In The Box?

Part 5: The importance of the box In our fifth and final ‘What’s In The Box?’ blog for this year’s Heritage Open Days Festival instead of looking in the box we are considering the importance of the box! Collections care and preventative conservation are integral to everything we do and something as simple as storing […]


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