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IHR Strategy, 2020-25: 3. The Wohl Library and Archives

The idea of a historical library has been at the heart of the Institute since it was a glint in Professor Albert F Pollard’s no-doubt steely eyes. And since the doors to the Institute were opened in 1921, books, journals, catalogues and space for writing and discussion have been central to the physical space that the IHR inhabited…. So, what is the role of the library (and archives, since we also hold a remakable record of the institute, and indeed the activities, aims, aspirations, and sometimes idiosyncratic desires, of the historical profession more widely) to the IHR’s plans for the next half-decade?

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