The Special Collections Blog brings you news of developments, exhibitions and events in Special Collections. Treasures from our collections are also highlighted.

The Journal of Patrick Lynch

The Journal of Patrick Lynch is available to browse now on Digital Special Collections & Archives. This important notebook from

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Research and Special Collections Available Locally (RASCAL)

The RASCAL database offers researchers a pathway to Irish Studies resources throughout Ireland and beyond. It contains neat summary descriptions

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Sonorities Festival Belfast

Our new display celebrates the history of Sonorities Festival Belfast the city’s longest running festival of contemporary music. First billed as

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The Memory of the Russian Revolution

 An Empire in Transition The week beginning the 6th of November 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the  beginning of

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Archive Box with folders and documents

New Materials on Irish Victims of Stalinist Terror donated to Special Collections

We are delighted to announce that Dr Barry McLoughlin (University of Vienna) has generously donated further materials relating to our

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Victorian Children’s Illustrators

The late C19 – early C20 period is commonly regarded as “The Golden Age” of children’s illustrated books and our

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“Read all about it!” Notes on an Annotated 18th Century Newspaper Collection at Armagh Public Library

Dr Michael O’Connor of QUB Special Collections reflects on an idiosyncratic Eighteenth-Century Newspaper Collection Recently, I had the good fortune

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Picture of old and new display cases

Best case scenario!

As you may have noticed from our Twitter feed (or, indeed if you’ve been working on Floor One of the

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“Hillier called…”: A Glimpse at Sir Robert Hart’s Papers in Special Collections, Queen’s University, Belfast

About the author: Andrew Hillier is a mature student at the University of Bristol, having spent most of his career

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9. Kenneth Branagh in Much Ado About Nothing (1993). ©MGM and Park Circus

‘Shakespeare Lives through Kenneth Branagh on Stage and Screen’ Exhibition

‘Shakespeare Lives through Kenneth Branagh on Stage and Screen’ is on display in the Queen’s Film Theatre (QFT) Foyer until

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