Unlocking Archives HT16
Lunchtime talk: Unlocking Archives
a seminar series about research in Balliol College’s special collections
‘AL Smith on the Home Front’
Anna Sander, Balliol College
Friday 19 February 2016, 1-2pm (HT5)
Balliol Historic Collections Centre
St Cross Church, Manor Road OX1 3UH
* all welcome *
Arthur Lionel Smith (1850-1924) was Balliol through and through: matriculated 1869, Tutor 1874, Lecturer 1879, Fellow 1882, Dean 1907, Master 1916. Though he was a particularly engaged and hardworking Fellow and Master of Balliol, a great part of his time and energy was devoted to work outside the college (even including a five-year Fellowship at Trinity) and outside Oxford. In this illustrated talk, Anna will open up some of his extensive personal, academic and administrative archive to show some of his activities at home and away during the First World War.
Anna Sander is archivist and curator of manuscripts at Balliol College.
Feel free to bring your lunch. The talk will last about half an hour, to allow time for questions and discussion afterwards, and a closer look at some of the Balliol special collections material discussed.