In November 2013 the Archives and Special Collections team were delighted to learn that their application to the National Cataloguing Grants Programme for Archives to catalogue the records of the Rugby Football League Board had been successful.
My name is Kelda and, with the help of our dedicated volunteers, I’ll be cataloguing the Rugby League Board’s collection until February 2014. By then we will have a structured electronic catalogue which can either be browsed or searched using free text or keywords. Additionally, all of the collection will be stored in archival quality boxes to protect the collection for future generations.
The Rugby Football League was founded in Huddersfield and has fans across the globe. The collection also has great potential for use by a range of researchers, so I am very pleased to be working on this collection and making it more accessible.
Over the next few months there will be more posts about the project and items from the collection – so watch this space!