Textile Fabrics of India Archive Fonds
1866In 1866 the Secretary of State for India presented to Huddersfield Mechanics' Institution a set of 18 volumes containing 700 working samples of cotton, silk and woollen textiles obtained from different parts of India. A total of twenty sets of these fabrics were prepared, at considerable cost, with the purpose of exhibiting to English merchants and manufacturers interested in the Indian trade specimens of all the important textile materials used by the people of India. Thirteen of these sets were to be deposited at selected institutions in England and seven in India. The selection of Huddersfield as a place of deposit reflects its importance as a textile town and the importance of the Mechanics' Institution as a centre of learning.
The complete set of volumes of Textile Fabrics of India has not survived. The volumes which remain have been deposited in the University's Archives and Special Collections. A finding aid publication written by the original curator as a guide to the fabrics contained in the volumes is also available with the collection. J. Forbes Watson, The Textile Manufactures and the Costumes of the People of India (Varanasi: Indological Book House, 1982).
This collection of fabrics from India contains Men's Garments (from Madras, Canara, Bombay, Sind, Punjab). Boy's Garments (from Canara), Women's Garments (from Madras, Canara, Dharwar, Calcutta, Pegu, Nepal) , Girl's Garments from (Madras), Muslins (from Bengal, Patna, Calcutta, Deccan), Cotton and Silk (from Bengal, Rajpootana States, Benares, Bombay), Piece Goods (from Benares, Bombay, Punjab), Chintzes (from Madras), Table Napkins (from Madras and Bombay), Towels (from Madras), Rugs (from Madras and Bengal), Handkerchiefs (from Madras), Long Cloth (from Madras).
Ted Hughes Network Archive Fonds
1958-2000The Ted Hughes Network collection consists of publications of Ted Hughes’ writing in a variety of formats; including artwork, broadsides, posters, and proofs, alongside limited edition books.
Ted Hughes was born on the 17th of August 1930, at 1 Aspinall Street, in Mytholmroyd. He was a prolific children’s writer and poet - serving as the Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death in 1998. He initially studied English at Pembroke College, Cambridge before transferring to anthropology and archaeology in his third year - after attending Mexborough Grammar School in West Yorkshire.
Hughes was married to the American poet, Sylvia Plath with whom he had two children, Freida (1960) and Nicholas (1962), He also had a daughter, Alexandra Wevill (1965) with his partner Assia Wevill.
Terry Wynn (MEP) Archive Fonds
1961-2010The collection comprises of documents and programmes relating to the sport of rugby league, collected by Terry Wynn, MEP as part of his role in the Intergroup for Rugby League in the European Parliament (1988-1995), and as a rugby league fan (1961-2010). The collection includes a good run of Open Rugby/Rugby League World magazine(1980-2010)
The White Line - Here, There, Then, Now Oral History Project Fonds
2017-2018This HLF heritage project explored the experiences of those living through the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Oral history interviews were carried out with people who eventually migrated to Huddersfield to record their memories of pre-Partition, the Partition era and what happened afterwards.
The project led to the creation of a film and educational resources to allow newer generations to connect and empathise with the past and across different communities.
Up and Under Project Archive Fonds
1990sThis collection will be catalogued by Dec 2019.
Whitley Family Papers Fonds
1840s-1930sPapers belonging to members of the wider family of J.H. Whitley, former Speaker of the House of Commons and Chairman of the BBC.
Includes Giulio Marchetti
Huddersfield Branch of the British Federation of Women Graduates Fonds
1923-2012This collection contains the records of the Huddersfield branch of the British Federation of Women Graduates. It contains minutes of meetings, membership records, treasurer and president project files and cuttings of the activities of the federation. It also contains photographs and records of individual members, details of anniversaries, and copies of nationally and regionally important circulars.
Wesley Historical Society (Yorkshire) Collection Fonds
1624-2016This major collection comprises more than 25,000 printed items and some manuscripts related to Yorkshire Methodism that supplements official records deposited in the various Yorkshire local authority archives. It has a considerable number of chapel histories (but no registers) and supporting biographies/autobiographies.
There are also general Methodist histories, Conference minutes, the Methodist Recorder newspaper and other journals and magazines.
The collection is maintained by the Wesley Historical Society Yorkshire. Further information about the Society may be obtained from http://www.wesleyhistoricalsociety.org.uk/societies.html
Bell, William, Archive Fonds
Early 20th centuryArchitectural drawings collection.
Wombwell and Oxford Authentics Cricket Club Archive Fonds