The Titanic: providing an unsinkable metaphor since 1912

Anarchist publications from the early 20th century wouldn’t be my immediate port of call when looking for information on the sinking of the Titanic in April 1912, but the serendipity of archives means that information can be found in unexpected places…

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The Book Thief: the backdrop of history

Working with archives, I get to see so many snippets of history. Whether I pull out the wrong box, glance at the documents on the scanner or see the items being requested, I am continually exposed to a variety of archive material. Amongst those that I have come across, a few items from the Cycle’s Touring Club collection are particularly notable. The CTC collection has an abundance of photographs that capture moments from all over the globe…

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