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Archive – Fall

A crisp autumn morning, walking to work through 250 year old woods, an eighteenth-century plantation.

Ox Moor – a lost name, a residue. I can smell the rich potential of Autumn. The humus – here are the fragments – memories –  the partially buried. The gold, brown, wet, dry, half glimpsed leaves are archived. Their survival predicated by chance.

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Dr Keith Rowntree

Keith Rowntree maintains the University's Archive and Special Collections which are currently held at the University’s Library, situated on our Headingley Campus. We collect, describe and preserve material for future generations while seeking to promote knowledge of, and access to this rich heritage for educational, professional and research purposes.

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