My main area of interest in archives, lies with moving images. If a picture is worth a thousand words a moving image must be even more verbose, add sound and you won’t get a word in edgeways. The sheer variety of subject matter held by British Pathé is endlessly entertaining and informative.
So here’s the link http://britishpathe.wordpress.com/
And here’s the link to the material on Scotland they posted in relation to Independence http://britishpathe.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/scottish-independence/
And here’s a link to ‘a sample of some of the finest 20th century reporting on Scotland’… Ye never know ye might see yer Maw! http://britishpathe.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/a-celebration-of-scotland/
My current favourite is https://twitter.com/BNArchive
Fascinating link to our past, although once reeled in by twitter you may feel the need to spend £ to explore the actual site. It’s great for social historians, genealogists and newspaper fans.
Archive information http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/help/about
Read the blog http://blog.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/
Just for fun. Forget the ship of Theseus or Cutty Sark, this is a genuine 100% reproduction and mighty fine too! https://twitter.com/ScottishCrannog. Twitter is regularly updated with information about what’s up and coming. Play with old tools, make fire, embrace your inner pagan – semmits advised.The serious side of archives and underwater archaeology can be explored in this very interesting document. http://www.archaeologyuk.org/archives/Maritime%20Archives%20Element%20Two%20Report_FINAL_Sept_09.pdf
Lothian Health Services Archive has a great blog and twitter account that are both regularly updated with news, stories and photographs. They provide a good insight into the inner workings of an archive, and the content regarding the projects that are underway is always interesting. Looking through some of the photographs in the blog posts I spotted more than one former IMP student working in the archive so it’s definitely got the IMP seal of approval!
I wanted to share one of my favorite archive related blogs with you – from The Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture. Their blog features a mixture of exhibition expositions and charming feature stories from their archive.
Especially look out for their collection of Household Magazines as they are visually stunning.