Well this year has certainly started with a bang (and not just the merry sound of workmen on the roof!) So far, among other things, 2013 has brought us theatre historians, plans for the new layout of the collections in the Templeman Extension and a closer relationship with the British Cartoon Archive. With all that going on, I’m very sorry to say that I’ve not had a chance to look at William Harris in 2013, but I will be getting back to him shortly.
In the meantime, a bit of a plug for a related blog: the Melodrama Research Group, with which Special Collections is closely involved. We have very strong collections relating to melodrama in the Victorian and Edwardian era, notably the Boucicault and Melville collections. We’re taking part in the research group with an eye to supporting new research and encouraging work on our own collections, here at Kent.
So, if you’re feeling inspired, have a go at the (melodramatic) caption competition!