Cambridge University Press at War
A fascinating post about the activities of Cambridge University Press during World War I has been published on the Press’s blog, fifteeneightyfour. It’s written by the Press Archivist, Dr Rosalind Grooms, who is based partly at Cambridge University Press headquarters and partly in the Department of Manuscripts and University Archives in the University Library where the Press Archive is kept.
Starting from the stark index term, ‘War, the’, she has investigated the Archive to reveal how the Press responded to the War by supporting the families of employees who lost their lives, by assisting Belgian refugee scholars – and by promoting female staff to carry out roles previously undertaken by men. As Dr Grooms comments, ‘the poignancy of war is embedded in the records’. Take a look at her post: http://www.cambridgeblog.org/2014/07/cambridge-university-press-at-war/