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ERIC Number: EJ1005572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
Just a Book in a Library? The Sybil Campbell Library Collection Fostering International Friendship amongst Graduate Women
Spencer, Stephanie
History of Education, v42 n2 p257-274 2013
In 1927 the British Federation of University Women (BFUW) established Crosby Hall in London as a hall of residence for women graduates from overseas. The Federation aimed to foster international understanding and peace at a time of social and political turmoil. Accessions to the library at the Hall were on a somewhat ad hoc basis and provide an intriguing historical source. Crosby Hall was sold, but the much loved library travelled first to Bloomsbury and ultimately to the Special Collections of a university. This article discusses the sensory power of a book collection for the historian drawing on recent reflections on the affective turn in history of education. Is it more than the sum of its parts? Does the collection hold more meaning if held separately rather than integrated onto the general shelves? What are the possibilities inherent in research on rather than in a collection such as this? (Contains 5 figures and 72 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)