Document Reference NumberJS
Acc No2017/25
TitleThe Joan Skinner Archive
DescriptionDr Joan Skinner was writing a book on Leicester’s nineteenth century industrial heritage when she died and the core of the collection consists of a series of folders on Leicester factories, containing typed and handwritten notes, press cuttings and articles, photographs, correspondence, booklets and plans. There is a further series of folders containing similar material on other Leicester buildings and landmarks, and a third series, relating to Dr Skinner’s background research and methodology. The archive also contains a large collection of slides and photographs of buildings primarily in Leicester, but also some in Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool and Cardiff. The archive incorporates a selection of rolled plans and elevations of Leicester factories. The contents of the archive demonstrate Joan Skinner’s extensive knowledge of the industrial and commercial history of Leicester and its buildings.
Date19th-20th century
Extent10 linear metres
AccessConditionsRegistered members of the Library may consult items within the Joan Skinner Archive. Members of the public can obtain a reference only membership free of charge.
AccessStatusAvailable for general access
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