30 April 2012

TNA podcast: Digging for diamonds: hidden histories at TNA

In this talk given on 19 April 2012 Jenni Orme, a records specialist of diverse histories in the Advice and Records Knowledge Department of The (UK) National Archives discusses researching topics not well covered in the catalog.

Using analogies of ‘parachuting’ and ‘truffle-hunting’ she describes the many ways to research such topics at TNA. Using lesbian, gay and bisexual, slave and, handicapped examples she highlights the importance of searching terminology now considered inappropriate.

The approaches suggested are of broader application than for the examples used.

Start at http://goo.gl/hqrkL

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