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More than Stories

February 12th, 2010 by Anna Towlson, Assistant Archivist
Student reading in the Shaw Library, 1964

Student reading in the Shaw Library, 1964

To coincide with LSE’s 2010 Literary Festival (11 – 13 February), me and my Library colleagues have put together some social science ‘reading lists’, taking a number of well-known works of literature as starting points, and showing how they can be used alongside archives, pamphlets, newspapers, electronic resources and other research materials, as sources of evidence and ideas about society.

View them online via the Library’s Literary Festival webpages, or if you’re visiting the New Academic Building for any of the events, look out for the leaflet version.

Viki and Silvia have put together a couple of slideshows: one with a selection of images from our LSE: a history in pictures collection, the other using images from our gay liberationist and pacifist collections showing how activists used drama to campaign for change. These will be showing in the NAB during the Festival, but here’s a sneak preview (apologies for the truncated display- they were put together for a vertical plasma screen, so this square viewing panel doesn’t do them justice!):

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