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Welcome to Teesside Archives

Since it’s establishment in 1974 to today, Teesside Archives has existed to collect, catalogue and preserve records and documents relating to the […]

Having a laugh with Swansea University Archives

The archives at Swansea University are full of exquisitely funny records.

An Archival Record of Beards and their Meaning

For centuries the beard has sent out messages about status, profession and political affiliation.

“I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey”

The Royal Theatre’s 1973 production of The Rocky Horror Show from the V&A theatre and performance archives.

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