Making our collections more discoverable

Over the last few months we have been revising how we describe our collections in our online catalogue.  For every catalogued or partially-catalogued archive collection that the University of Surrey holds, we have a record which describes that entire archive collection.  As these have been written over the course of several decades, we wanted to […]


Celebrating International Women’s Day: Daphne Jackson

2021 marks 50 years since Daphne Jackson became the first female Professor of Physics in the UK. A lifelong campaigner for women in science and engineering careers, Daphne Jackson began her research career in theoretical nuclear physics at the Battersea College of Technology (now the University of Surrey). She was appointed Professor of Physics at […]


Exploring E.H. Shepard’s business correspondence

Over the last few months I have steadily been proof reading catalogue records for E.H. Shepard’s business correspondence, greatly enjoying myself and learning new things. What immediately struck me was what this correspondence reveals about Shepard’s impact on the world.  We learn that in the late 1960s the University of Southern Mississippi has started work […]


Online resources

We have changed how we work this year, including how we support our students and researchers. To help you learn about our archives from wherever you are, we’ve created a video demonstrating how to use our online catalogue. This video explains what our online catalogue is and how you can use it effectively to find […]


Online resources

We have changed how we work this year, including how we support our students and researchers. As well as producing videos introducing our collections and delivering presentations and teaching sessions online, we have created the following online resources to help you when using archives: Working with archives explains what archives are and the practicalities of using […]


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