Friday, 31 October 2014
Friday, 24 October 2014
Clair hard at work with the Register
Friday, 17 October 2014
|GD22 - Balloon samples, before treatment. Balloons are wrapped in tissue paper and stored inside a paper envelope.|
|GD22 - Balloon samples, after treatment. Balloons are inserted into a polyester sleeve and stored in a shallow clam shell box with frame.|
|GD22- Plastic bunting, before treatment. Object is wrapped in tissue paper.|
|GD22 - Plastic Bunting, after treatment. Object is stored in a 'concertina' folder.|
|GD22 - Watches, before treatment. Watches are wrapped in tissue paper.|
|GD22 - Watches, after treatment. Watches are stored in box with clear polyester window.|
Thoughtful storage can ensure the longevity of the object. I hope these items will survive for many years to come!
Friday, 10 October 2014
Official recognition of LHSA's HIV/AIDS collections by UNESCO, awarded in 2011.
World AIDS Day resource pack (GD21/4/3), an example of some of the amazing graphic design in our HIV/AIDS collections.
Teachers and pupils will be able to access the website long after the project has ended and it is hoped that future LHSA projects will add to the resources already produced. The HIV/AIDS project has shown that there are many different ways for archivists to provide access to their collections - and sometimes thinking outside the box provides the best results.
Friday, 3 October 2014
|Liz and Karyn - all smiles for now!|
|It looks pretty high to me... image from Edinburgh University Archives Collections EUA CA1/2|
LHSA has established links with Waverly Care over the past few months as part of the Wellcome Trust funded HIV/AIDS cataloguing and conservation project. Material relating to and produced by Waverley Care can be found in some of the collections that Karyn and Emily have been cataloguing and conserving. Following discussions with the charity and after an afternoon spent with them appraising material, they have decided to deposit some of their records with LHSA.
Waverley Care was established in 1989 and works to provide care, advice and assistance to individuals and their families affected by HIV and Hepatitis C in Scotland. They provide a range of services and also focus on educating people to promote understanding and prevention. To find out more visit their website: http://www.waverleycare.org/
Friday, 26 September 2014
Cartoon - part of programme proof sheet, 1935 (LHB5/34/35)
Photographs of illustrations used in Life Association for Scotland Calendar, 1931 (LHB5/34/37)
Golfing photograph, 1931 (LHB5/34/37)
Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children collection: http://www.lhsa.lib.ed.ac.uk/collections/LHB5/lhb5_index.htm
Friday, 19 September 2014
Cheyne-Stokes respiration demonstration board (ref. D P264 FM)