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Publications: Newsletters

The Special Collections Newsletter was first published in 2003. It contains information on the whole range of the collections, on events and conferences, exhibitions and publications based on the collections at Southampton. The Parkes Library Newsletter was published from 1992 to 1998, providing updates on developments connected with the Library.

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Special Collections Newsletter, September 2015

Special Collections Newsletter, September 2015: This edition will highlight some of the activities and changes that the Special Collections have seen over the period 2013-14, as well as reporting on the activities scheduled for 2015, in particular those marking the bicentenary of the battle of Waterloo. 

Special Collections Newsletter, July 2012: The University announces the successful conclusion of the campaign to purchase the Broadlands Archives, a collection of international importance, including the papers of the third Viscount Palmerston, and those of Earl and Countess Mountbatten of Burma.

Special Collections Newsletter, 2009: This edition of the newsletter reports a coming of age, marking the 25th anniversary of the Wellington Papers at Southampton and contains details of Wellington related events, publications and teaching projects. Among the array of other features are articles on a Heritage Lottery Fund project recording life stories of children who came to Southampton in 1937 escaping the Spanish Civl War; Jewish archives in Europe and a newly discovered photograph of Dante Gabriel Rossetti at Broadlands in the Broadlands Archives.

Special Collections Newsletter, Spring 2008: Highlights of 2007 reported in this newsletter include an exceptional series of events. The Special Collections Gallery’s programme of exhibitions included displays to mark the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade, and reflections on sixty years of the independence of India and Pakistan. The last was the focus for a major international conference which brought speakers to Southampton from around the world, not least from the subcontinent and its diaspora.

Special Collections Newsletter, Spring 2007: In this issue we report some of the achievements of 2006. The outstanding event of the year was the Third Wellington Congress, a four-day review of the first Duke’s career, which attracted to Southampton nearly a hundred delegates. It was also an occasion to celebrate the new accommodation for the first Duke’s papers, created as part of the Hartley Library building extension in 2004, and the Special Collections Gallery.

Special Collections Newsletter, Winter 2005/2006: On 24 November 2004 the remodelled and extended Hartley Library and its new accommodation for the Special Collections Division was opened formally by the Marquess of Douro. 2005 also saw notable achievements in academic work associated with the collections. In September, the Parks AHRC Centre on Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations completed its five-year programme of research. Another highlight was the publication of Professor Colin Richmond's biography of Revd Dr James Parkes.

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