Cataloguing Shepard Artwork

Sadly, by the time you read this, I will have finished my project to catalogue the new additions to the EH Shepard Archive. I have really enjoyed the last eight weeks, so thought I would provide an update on my progress. Following a survey of the collection, I ordered archival packaging for the new items […]

Welcome to Explore Your Archive Week!

Welcome to Explore Your Archive week on the University of Surrey Archives & Special Collections Blog! This week the team will be posting everyday on all things archival, from how we obtain, catalogue and package our collections, to how we continue to care for our collections regarding preservation, house keeping and pest management. Aside from blogging, […]

Explore Your Archive 2017…nearly here!

Explore Your Archive (which runs 18th-26th November 2017) is a national campaign delivered by The National Archives and the Archives and Records Association to promote, publicise and celebrate archives and special collections across the UK. ( ) As part of the Explore your Archive week, the University of Surrey Archives & Special Collections team will […]

The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh – talk and book signing event – 19 Oct, 6.30 pm

The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh – Talk and book signing On Thursday 19th October between 6.30 – 7.30 pm, University of Surrey’s Archives & Special Collections will be hosting a talk and book signing by James Campbell, Chair of The Shepard Trust, based on his newly published book The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh. It will be an opportunity […]

Colourful New E H Shepard Additions to the Archives

Publishing house Egmont UK Ltd contacted the University of Surrey Archives & Special Collections team a little while ago to offer deposit of their hand-coloured E.H. Shepard illustrations on long-term loan. The team at Surrey were delighted, seeing the huge potential of this collection, and, following some negotiation, accepted the collection into the archives this […]

Time to pack up the bunting… another Heritage Open Day over

This past Saturday (9th September) the Archives & Special Collections hosted an open day as part of the national Heritage Open Days events, offering a glimpse of just some of our diverse collections and a behind the scenes tour of our stores. Armed with bunting and balloons galore we had a great time decorating the outside of […]

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