2010 was an eventful year for us at the University Archives and we would like to review our year with you.
See entries below for previous months.
This was a traumatic month for the staff of the Archives as a fire broke out in the facility early in the morning of June 9th. Fortunately for the University, its irreplaceable records were saved as a result of the activation of the automatic fire suppression system which prevented the fire from spreading to the areas housing the collection. Nevertheless a number of documents suffered water damage as a result of water used by the fire brigade to quench the flames in a section of the building which housed miscellaneous printed items and archival storage materials. The building suffered structural damage and it was clear that the collection had to be relocated.