Monthly Archives: March 2011

The lost voice in the archives…?

They also contain artwork, poetry and creative writing which often give a real insight into the hearts and minds of the pupils, such as this poem about war by a pupil at St John’s School, a British Forces’ school in … Continue reading

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More photographs of the IOE library’s previous homes

I’ve been cataloguing some photographs of IOE buildings past and present. Some time ago I did a little post on the history of the IOE library, here are a couple more images I’ve found to to illustrate the story…

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A school trip BFES style

I’m currently cataloguing the records of the BFES/SCEA, an organisation established after the Second World War to provide education to the children of British Forces’ personnel stationed in Germany and around the world. The collection is full of teachers’ recollections … Continue reading

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IOE Find it!

Our link resolver ‘IOE Find it!’  (see previous post) has been fully operational for just over a month now. We’ve added IOE branding to the button and have been working hard to ensure that it is popping up in as many databases and publisher … Continue reading

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New – catalogue for collection of photographs relating to history of education and school buildings

I recently finished cataloguing a collection of photographs brought together by the Architects’ and Buildings Branch (c1949-1993). The Branch was a department of the Ministry of Education and were originally involved  in building much needed schools after WW2 , but continued to operate for over … Continue reading

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Taking care of our stock

We have a new display in the library to highlight some of the damage that occurs to our books. Obviously, with books passing through so many hands a little light wear-and-tear is to be expected, but from time to time … Continue reading

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The origin of that globe?

In my last post, The Londinian, I commented on the symbolic use of the globe. While continuing to catalogue the papers of Sir Fred Clarke, I came across this rather pretty passenger list for a voyage Clarke took to South … Continue reading

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