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Archives aLive: Researching Unemployment

Belén talks us through the second session of our widening participation project, Archives aLive, at the MRC. Read about what our school groups got up to & their responses…

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By Any Means Necessary? : Questioning Ideas of Militancy in the Civil Rights Struggle

The debate between militant and peaceful approaches to protest has been, and remains to be, a controversial one. How far is too far? What is ‘necessary’? This seminar at the MRC looked at the Civil Rights struggle in American, focusing on the actions of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers to examine the effects of militant resistance…

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After Talk Must Come Action: Racial Resistance and Remaking

We are pleased to announce that the Modern Records Centre has collaborated with Warwick SU to produce an open series of educational events, including exhibitions, seminars and panel talks. Our first series is called ‘After Talk Must Come Action: Racial Resistance and Remaking’ and has 5 fortnightly events taking place this term…

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‘A Wheely Merry Christmas’ from the MRC’s Collections

To celebrate the 12 days of Christmas, we have selected 12 Christmas cards from the Cyclists Touring Club collection. Ranging from funny to sweet, classic to a little odd, they’ll definitely put you in the festive spirit! You certainly won’t see these in Clinton Cards!

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How could ancient Greek viewers still recognise their gods today?

The answer is iconography, or rather, the language of images. As a Masters student within the Classics and Ancient History department here at Warwick, I spend a lot of my time looking at images that frankly make little sense and don’t resemble much to the modern eye…

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A Closer look at Acker Bilk’s ‘Marching Union’ Record

Acker Bilk, the legendary jazz musician passed away last weekend. In tribute, the Modern Records Centre will take a look at the ‘Marching Union’ single that it holds in its archives…

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Britain in the 1970s: TRADE UNION HISTORY

Students in the History Department have been making use of the Modern Records Centre in their research for long essays and dissertations on the history of Britain in the 1970s. Here is a sample of what they have been doing:

Louise Machin

I am currently researching trade unions in the 1970s, with a particular focus on their relationship with the media. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) archive at the Modern Records Centre holds an abundance of documents relating to how union leaders viewed the media, the gradual acceptance of the media’s increasing power, and the realisation that unions needed to actively harness this power instead of allowing the media to dictate public opinion.  Continue reading Britain in the 1970s: TRADE UNION HISTORY