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Ms Fiona Courage

Post:Special Collections Manager & Mass Observation Curator (Library)
Location:Library 0100 The Keep
Email:F.P.Courage@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:7911
UK:01273 877911
International:+44 1273 877911
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Biography

I have worked in Special Collections since 2000 and and am an active committee member of the UK Group for Literary Archives and Manuscripts and the CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Group. I have worked on various projects and been responsible for organising conferences and events relating to archival collections and educational access to such materials. 

I am currently studying for a Doctorate of Education (EdD) in the School of Education and Social Work.

Role

I am responsible for the care and accessibility of the University's archives, manuscripts art and rare book collections situated in Special Collections in the Library. These collections include the Mass Observation Archive, the papers of Leonard & Virginia Woolf and Rudyard Kipling. My role includes ensuring the provision of research and learning support, and outreach activities relating to the collections. As Curator of the Mass Observation Archive I am also responsible for overseeing the continued acquisition of data through the Mass Observation Project and other related projects.