Category Archives: Guest posts

Conserving the Library’s tract volume collection

Our first Quaker Strongrooms blogpost of 2018 is from Ian Watson of Sussex Conservation Consortium, who’s been conserving some of the Library’s “tract volumes”. These are 650 bound volumes of 17th-19th century pamphlets (sometimes grandly described as Sammelbands) – one … Continue reading

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Artists inspired by worship

Linda Murgatroyd of the Quaker Arts Network writes about a selection of images of Quaker worship that she researched for the 2014 Quaker Arts Network calendar, Inspired by worship My recent researches in the Library for visual representations of Quaker … Continue reading

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A life of Quaker service in England and Germany from World War I to II: cataloguing the papers of Dorothy Henkel (1886-1983)

We’re pleased to present a guest blog post from Hannah Ratford, who recently spent two weeks at the Library as part of her archives and records management training. As part of the M.A. course in Archives and Records Management at … Continue reading

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Rusty staples and red rot: a student conservator reports. Part 2

Sibel Ergener, of West Dean College, continues her guest blogpost on voluntary conservation work she undertook at the Library this summer. The Library of the Society of Friends is a working library with researchers making heavy use of its collections. … Continue reading

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Rusty staples and red rot: a student conservator reports. Part 1

We’re pleased to present the first of two guest blog posts from Sibel Ergener, a conservation student at West Dean, who recently spent a short but productive fortnight in the Library as a volunteer. Working on-site, with basic equipment, Sibel … Continue reading

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World War I and its aftermath: cataloguing the papers of Hilda Clark (1881-1955)

We’re pleased to present a guest blog post from Emma Hancox, who recently spent two weeks at the Library as part of her archives and records management training. As a student on the M.A. course in Archives and Records Management … Continue reading

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