Rugby Football League Archive Fonds
1880s-2014Records created by the Rugby Football League in the course of its activities as the governing body for rugby league in Britain and Ireland.
The collection includes central administrative records relating to strategic planning. These include: minute books and correspondence; annual general meeting records; annual reports; and records relating to the Rugby Football League's involvement in the All Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group. Other administrative records include central financial records; records relating to the RFL's communication with broadcasters such as the BBC and Sky television; and records relating to governance and ensuring that clubs adhere to the RFL's operational rules.
There are also large numbers of records relating to the Rugby Football League's role as a central body involved in organising competitions and tours which include British or Irish rugby league teams and clubs, including Academy (age-grade) rugby organised via professional clubs. Records relating to competitions include: administrative and financial records relating to individual tours and competitions; programmes; promotional records; kit (clothing), trophies and medals; photographs; and scorebooks.
The Rugby Football League is a central representative for rugby league in Britain and Ireland; it has therefore created and collected large numbers of records as part of its relationships with professional UK clubs, rugby league supporters, amateur rugby league organisations, international rugby league clubs and governing bodies, and other sporting bodies such as the Rugby Football Union. Records created and collected as part of these relationships include administrative records such as correspondence, reports, and policies; programmes; Official Guides (year books); club records such as histories and statistics; photographs; menus; commemorative objects; magazines.
Over the years the Rugby Football League has collected commercial publications as sources of information about the sport; these include magazines, journals and manuals on rugby league. Many of these are preserved in the archive and date from the 1940s to the 2000s. There are also some centrally collected press cuttings in the collection.
Since the 1980s the Rugby Football League has accepted donations of personal archive collections from rugby league players, administrators and supporters. These collections range from single item donations such as Albert Rosenfeld's New South Wales cap; to much larger collections such as David Hinchliffe's administrative collection relating to the All Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group and Dai Jenkins' collection of programmes, photographs, letters and clothing relating to his rugby league career. Within supporter collections there are also a large number of press cutting scrapbooks covering a range of teams, players, countries and themes.
Ward, Ruby Archive Fonds
1942-2007These records were accumulated by Miss Ruby Ward during her career as a fever nurse, midwife and health visitor in the West Yorkshire area and further afield.
The first series contains records relating to her training and qualification as a nurse in different specialities. The books in the fouth series also relate to this period. The second series contains records relating to a later reunion of students on her course, and an oral history interview where she recounts her life and work. The supplementary material in the fourth series may have been gathered in research for this interview, or collected by Miss Ward, the exact provenance is unknown. The third series contains photographs from the time of her training with her nursing colleague.
RALPH WALTER WOOD PAPERS Fonds
1939-1984The papers of RW Wood, including many manuscript compositions, correspondence relating to the beginnings of the SPNM and other related papers.Reboxed into 18 boxes.
1 14 cassettes and audio recordings of Pieces performanced by Ralph Walter Wood.
2 Bundle of scores and some parts of music written by Ralph Walter Wood published by Anglian Edition Music Publishers with covering letter from Eric Hudes, Director of Anglian Edition. Includes Concerto for Oboe, Concerto da Camera per 10 strumenti,sonatas, string quartets, Piano Quartets, Three songs for Tenor Voice and Piano.
This Collection will not be catalogued until December 2018.
Slaithwaite Brass Band Archive Fonds
20th CenturyScores used by Slaithwaite Brass Band and scores donated to Slaithwaite Brass Band by St. Hilda's Band which may have been used during competitions, performances or during 78 rpm recordings by St Hilda's Band.
Stanley Chadwick Library Fonds
1830-1971Wide range of material including Stanley Chadwick's mother's Sunday School prizes. Stanley Chadwick was a local historian of Huddersfield.
Scott, Duncan Archive Fonds
1968-1975This collection contains research files and publications around Dr Duncan Scott's 1972 PhD thesis, "A Political Sociology of Minorities - The Impact of Coloured Immigrants on Local Politics". These files include newspaper cuttings, political pamphlets and publicity material and transcriptions of interviews done with members of the local community from across the political and ethnic spectrum. Audio tapes were lost many years ago.
HESC Standard of Hand Evaluation volumes Fonds
1980-1982Hand Evaluation and Standardization Committee Standard of Hand Evaluation Volumes 1-3, by The Textile Machinery Society of Japan. Contains fabric samples.
Sand Hutton Sunday School Library Fonds
1808-1924Methodist Sunday School books collection
C Roger Shaw, Architect - Archive Fonds
1948-1958Work produced by Charles Roger Shaw when he was a student at the Huddersfield School of Art including projects for the design of a University Hostel, a British Council building, a Suburban Housing Scheme, an Agricultural Centre and his entry for a competition design for the proposed Langside College of Further Education for the Corporation of the city of Glasgow - Education Committee, mostly line drawings, all signed.
Sally Jerome Archive Fonds
c1920s-2002Artwork portfolio folders (up to A1 size) containing artworks by Sally Jerome. The artworks cover Sally's entire career, from her work as a graphic designer in the 1920s up until her death in 2002. The works consist of preliminary and unframed works covering a wide variety of media and subjects, including: lino prints; lithographs and monoprints; wash; water colours; acrylics; pastels; wax pastel; charcoal. The subject matter is also very broad, including: abstract; life drawing; still life; landscapes; and many townscapes, especially local industrial scene from around the Huddersfield area.
The collection also includes a box of records that belonged to Sally Jerome. The box includes small artworks, letters, postcards, passports, newspaper cuttings, art gallery exhibition flyers, address books, interview transcripts and audio recordings.