Exploring the Opie Collection
One of the central strands of Playing the Archive is to digitalise the Opie Collection and create new ways for users to interact with it. The archive is housed at the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford. These two posts from the libraries’ blog discuss the origins of the archive, the challenges of cataloguing its material, and the personal papers of Peter Opie.
Nursery rhymes, childhood folklore, and play: The archive of Iona and Peter Opie
Eton College, a journey to India, and wartime Britain: Personal stories from the Opie Archive