Every month someone from the Library chooses an interesting object, book or document from the Library collection, which is displayed in the hall of the Library. Here are a selection from 2016. Click on the links to see more information.
March - AWCS badge and cartoon
Two items from the Library's rich collection of material from the Association of Women Clerks and Secretaries, which provides a fascinating insight into the working lives of female secretaries and clerks
May - Sons of Temperance material
Items from The Order of Sons of Temperance (founded in 1842 in New York City and introduced into the United Kingdom in 1849) which was set up to combat the perceived problems of over-reliance on drink.
September - Manuscript of Angela Tuckett's book 'Our Enid'
This display coincided with the launch of the Library's publication of that manuscript - a long-overdue biography of Enid Stacy, an inspiring public speaker who won over tens of thousands of working class men and women to the cause of socialism in the late 19th century.
December - A special constable is sworn in to help thwart a revolution...
This recent purchase, part of our Voting for Change project, is a piece of paper showing the swearing in of a special constable as the authorities implemented an extraordinary security operation in the run-up to the big Chartist meeting on Kennington Common in London in April 1848.