Adding to the collections

The priorities for future collecting are to develop the current strengths of the archival collections and develop the Archive as a world-class repository for
• British music of the 19th-21st centuries,
• Rugby League as a national and international sport,
• the history of Huddersfield and the surrounding area in the key areas of the arts, politics, education and women’s history.

Major acquisitions during 2015 include the archive of Mikron Theatre Company, the Charles Hippisley-Cox collection of British dance band music, and institutional records of the University of Huddersfield.

We are always interested in hearing from you if you have material we might interested in.  While we are particularly interested in records that will fill the gaps we have currently in our collections we are are also interested in adding to those collections where coverage is better.  For further information of what we collect see our Acquisition Policy.  There is information on gifting or depositing archives with us here. [links updated August 2017]

We would appreciate your feedback on any key areas you feel we do not currently cover, or would like to access more information on. Please contact us with ideas and suggestions at

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