Our research project is featured as a case study in this recent publication from the National Archives on collaboration between the Archives and Higher Education Sector.

You can download the pdf here:


Guide to Collaboration between the Archive and Higher Education Sectors

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Online, accessible & free #ArchivesAtHome

A handy outline of our (thousands of) digitised #PrimarySources - arranged by theme - is now available at https://warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/explorefurther/archivesonline

For #twitterstorians & #historyteachers of 20th cent. history #histed #histmed #genderstudies #wwi & more

Really hard to choose a #favouriteitem for Day 2 of #Archive30 but this photo from WW2 of an all women ambulance crew is from one of our most popular collections- The Papers of Dorothy Dick https://womenslibrary.org.uk/2015/08/04/discovering-dorothy-dick/

#DidYouKnow searching the 'occupation' field on the 1871 and 1911 censuses (taken #OnThisDay) is a useful tool for finding police ancestors and researching police stations? Use plenty of synonyms though - PC, constable, officer ... #DYT #OTD #genealogy #MuseumFromHome #toptips https://twitter.com/UkNatArchives/status/1245647311163682817

#Archives30 Day 2. Jack’s #FavouriteItem is this poster produced by George Elliott, self-proclaimed 'Emperor of the World', and inmate of Bensham Lunatic Asylum #ExploreYourArchive

Execution Broadsides in Scotland: MRes student Simon McFadden @ArtsEdNapier published a piece in @natlibscot Discover Magazine https://www.nls.uk/media/1794344/discover-43-p1-21.pdf. The NLS broadsides are available online https://digital.nls.uk/broadsides/

Day 2-Our Archivist has chosen her #FavouriteItem from our archives:
"In our Cleveland Police collection we have a photograph album of criminals which includes some murderers and thieves. Many of them seem to have that Peaky Blinders look with the cap and facial hair" #Archive30

@DudleyArchives @ourcriminalpast @WMPHistory @prisonhistoryuk would love to see details of the borough force's station on the website. We don't have any kind of entry for Dudley at the moment

@OxfordCEMS @EModCam @prisonhistoryuk @PrisonMemory @long18thsem @carceralstudies @LegalMiscellany @CemsKcl @IHR_TudorStuart @digipanoptic @ourcriminalpast @OldBaileyOnline and anyone I've forgotten. https://twitter.com/TheNACBS/status/1245727005573812233

We're pleased to announce the newest holders of Archive Service Accreditation following the last panel meeting on 4 March. Join us in giving a big cheer from home to
@LSBUArchives @MCSOxford @OldhamArchives @Design_Archives and the Maritime Archives and Library @MerseyMaritime 👏

Today marks 100 years since the formation of the Dudley Borough Police Force. Here we have a photo from our Archives showing Dudley policemen accompanied by a motorcycle and dog! It’s catalogued as c1920 – does that sound about right @WMPHistory? #DudleyPolice100