Edge Hill University: Friendship & Social Campaigning

Dan Copley (Archivist), Jack Bennett (Archive Intern) and Grace Marks (PhD Student and Graduate Teaching Assistant) from Edge Hill University help us explore the student records and friendship books from the end of the 19th Century and beginning of the 20th Century.

These wonderful records from a time when Edge Hill University was an all-women non-denominational teacher training college give a fascinating insight into the lives of the students, and Jack’s research takes that forward to trace what happened to them next.

You can explore the animals hidden within the pages on the Explore Your Archive’s blog: The Animals of Edge Hill’s Friendship Books.

The friendship books have been digitised and you can find them all here – rabbit-hole warning –  they’re fascinating and will suck you in!