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Treasures on display

A plastic Oscar… a pair of shoe buckles… an old wooden sign… If you visit the university library over the coming months you may notice some rather unusual objects on display in Archives & Special Collections. These items form part of a selection of ‘Treasures’ from our collections, chosen by library and academic staff to highlight the wide range of material available to researchers. Each of the selected items has its own fascinating story, which is told in the short essay which accompanies each of the exhibits.  The exhibition touches on both great historical events and small family dramas, and highlights periods of great cultural change. For those interested in exploring further information on our collections can be found here, while an online version of the exhibition can be viewed here.

A pair of shoe buckles from one of our collections. Visit the library to find out why they are one of our ‘treasures’.