We've developed an online resource to showcase the Library’s Archives & Research Collections and demonstrate the diversity of learning they support and inspire. We invited University of Bath students and staff, and visiting researchers to choose an item from one of our collections and place it in our digital cabinet of curiosities.

The cabinet is a virtual window onto our physical collections and highlights some of our contributors’ research interests. So far it contains scrapbooks, letters from Japan, a shorthand diary, photos of Bristol buildings, guides to gardens, an Olympic track suit top, self-defence instruction manuals, student newspapers, and a deathmask.

Take a look inside