Last week, I was lucky enough to be involved with a pretty exciting project. Kays: The Catalogue of Dreams conference spoke about the Kays Archive Collection, and drew in interesting discussions by guest speakers who analysed ‘The Development of 20th Century Aspirational Living’.
Kays offered mail order clothing and other items from the 1920s to to the 2000s, and has now provided us with a very interesting collection of images showing social reactions to commodities, body image and many more social history related research subjects and debates.
This is a project that has been supported by many, but we hope that this important aspect to Worcester’s history can be continued to be developed and worked with beyond the current boundaries.
The Kays Archive is part of the University of Worcester’s Research Collections. To view the collection, contact the Research Librarian, Dr Rachel Johnson via email: r.johnsonworc.ac.uk or, visit the website www.worldofkays.org