Untold Lives - Sharing Stories from the Past


Published: 17th October 2011

Untold Live - British Library History Blog

The British Library's collections contain stories of people's lives worldwide, from the dawn of history to the present day. They are told through the written word, images, audio-visual and digital materials. The Untold Lives blog shares those stories, providing fascinating and unusual insights into the past and bringing out from the shadows lives that have been overlooked or forgotten.

It hopes to inspire new research and encourage enjoyment, knowledge and understanding of the British Library and its collections. In addition to stories from the past, it gives glimpses of the hidden life of the Library and provides information about events and exhibitions. The blog contains many links to act as signposts to research information and online resources that you can explore for work or pleasure.

Many of you reading Untold Lives will know similar stories, and the writers hope you will share them by commenting on the blog. It is managed by the History and Classics department but includes contributions from across the Library as a whole and from partners in collaborative projects.