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Special Collections - archives and rare books: Articles

Unboxing the Boxer - About the Project


In 2018 Special Collections was delighted to receive a Wellcome Trust Research Resources Award to catalogue four significant sports collections. Archivist Louise Bruton was hired in 2019 to work on creating detailed catalogues and has been writing blogs to record her progress.

150th Anniversary of DMU


You can read about the history of the university on this page, as well as checking our main 150th microsite: DMU at 150.



During the 2020 coronavirus lockdown the Special Collections team made a series of videos highlighting favourite items from our collections.

Students & Special Collections

Click here to read assembled articles by students including students on placements - if you are a student who used Special Collections in your research and would like to contribute something please feel free to contact us.