Monthly Archives: August 2014

Peanuts! Anyone for Peanuts!

The inclusion of Peanuts at School by Charles M. Schulz is proof that there is a lighter side to the ‘Education in Literature Collection’. It is a collection of cartoon strips from 1970 to 1982. They feature Charlie Brown, his … Continue reading

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A fascinating glimpse into the use of the school atlases in the Geography Textbooks Collection

When external researchers visit the Newsam Library to view the Special Collections, I often have the privilege of finding out about their research. It is almost always a historian of education that is aware of our collections but in this … Continue reading

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Play is good for children, tell us something new

Anyone who is subject to¬†enjoys a spot of BBC 5 live radio on a Sunday morning will be familiar with the concept of “not news”, a slot where Al Murray and guests discuss a news story which is effectively not … Continue reading

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