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A Representation of War and Peace in the Special Collections

The presentation below is on the theme of War and Peace and highlights some of the UCL Institute of Education’s Special Collections. These include: The Historical Comparative Education Collection The History of Education Collection The Grantham Number Ones The Grenfell … Continue reading

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A glimpse into The Historical Textbooks Collection

One of the largest of the Special Collections at the UCL Institute of Education’s Newsam Library is the Historical Textbooks Collection. It has approximately 88,000 textbooks and classroom teaching resources dating from the 1890s onwards, when state-funded education was introduced … Continue reading

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School Examination Papers – the largest collection of its kind?

At long last I have had a moment to write about a mammoth summer project undertaken by our wonderful Archives and Collections Assistants (ACAs), Sunninn Yun and Qian Xu (Tracey).  Sadly, both Sunninn and Tracey have left us – Sunninn to … 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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Using the Special Collections to map out ‘Early Literacy Attainment’ by Professor Gemma Moss

The following is a guest post by Professor of Education at the Institute, Gemma Moss.  Professor Moss writes about her experience of researching 19th century historical sources on literacy attainment. Last year I completed an ESRC-funded research project investigating the … Continue reading

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TLC for the Official Publications Collection

Regular readers of our blog will be well aware of how much we prize our special collections. Recently, we decided that some of our Official publications – our collection of government and agency material which ranges from the earliest origins of … Continue reading

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Curriculum Project MACOS: Man A Course of Study

We are indebted to Mr. Barry D. Varley-Tipton for his generous donation of the MACOS (Man:  A Course of Study) curriculum project materials. Man:  A Course of Study (commonly referred to by the acronym MACOS or M.A.C.O.S) was the brainchild … Continue reading

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Nostalgia at Emerald Street: Historical Textbooks & Grenfell Collections

Rozz Evans (Collection Development Services Librarian and Chief-Food-Supplier) and myself (Research Support & Special Collections Librarian and Chief–Biscuits-Supplier) were joined at Emerald Street on June 26th by three former senior staff of the IOE: Stephen Pickles, the ex-Head of the … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Broadcasting Science

Broadcasting Science, the title of a Royal Society Library and Archives exhibition  in London, focuses on the question of how to  present complex scientific ideas simply – a question faced by many  science teachers, and  broadcasters  making programmes for schools/children. … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton, educationalist

I really thought I had seen the last of Enid Blyton (1897-1968) when my youngest gave her precious set of Noddy books and her collection of Famous Five, Malory Towers, St Clare’s etc. series to the local charity shop saying … Continue reading

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