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  • WOA

    Wombwell and Oxford Authentics Cricket Club Archive Fonds

    20th century
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  • WOO

    Guy Woolfenden Collection Fonds

    1978 to 2007
    Ten scores for various band arrangements.
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  • WYCHS

    West Yorkshire College of Health Studies Archive Fonds

    1943 - 1996
    The archive includes governance records and a large series of student records. Artefacts such as trophies and badges are also included.
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  • YEA

    Yorkshire Educational Association for the Building Industry Archive Fonds

    1922-1975
    This collection contains administrative records, conference and committee papers, governance records, financial papers, newsletters, reports and papers relating to courses and exhibitions organised by the Yorkshire Educational Association for the Building Industry (YEABI). There are records relating to the YEABI's role as an advisory body to the Yorkshire Council for Further Education (YCFE) and, through them, to central government. The archive contains material relating to the YEABI's role in monitoring, researching and ensuring quality in the field of building education.

    The YEABI worked alongside other organisations in the building industry, the architectural world and with technical colleges. The archives therefore contain records relating to the North Western Educational Association for the Building Industry ( NWEABI), the Institute of Builders (IOB), and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), amongst other bodies.
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  • YEO

    YEOMAN WARDER ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Fonds

    2010-2011
    The Yeoman Warder Oral History Project, based at the Arms and Armour Research Group and the Centre for Oral History Research at the University of Huddersfield, aimed to investigate the lives of Yeoman Warders at the Tower of London. The project began in May 2010 in collaboration between the University of Huddersfield and the Historic Royal Palaces and completed in summer 2011.

    The records were transferred to Heritage Quay in Sept 2018. We aim to complete the catalogue by summer 2019. Please contact us for further details.

    The project website described the project as follows:
    The Yeoman Warders (colloquially, but mistakenly, known as ‘beefeaters’) are a quintessential part of British history. The Yeoman Warders have their origins with the monarch’s own personal body guards, the Yeoman of the Guard, a military corps whose roots can be traced back to 1485. Yeoman Warders and Yeoman of the Guard are often confused, probably because both bodies share virtually the same red and gilt ceremonial costume (Gilbert and Sullivan also perpetuated this common mistake in their operetta, The Yeoman of the Guard, which is set in the Tower of London). The Yeoman Warders, however, are a distinct cadre whose historic duties rested entirely with guarding the Tower of London. The Tower was used as a Royal Palace until sixteenth century, and also as a prison, where state prisoners were held. The Tower has long ceased to be used as a royal palace or a prison and the duties of the Yeoman Warder are now largely confined to guiding parties of tourists.

    The Yeoman Warders have become a tourist attraction in their own right and one of the ‘must see’ sights of London. Unlike the ‘reinvented’ late nineteenth-century traditions of royal pageantry described by the historian, David Cannadine, many of the ceremonies connected to the Tower of London and performed by Yeoman Warders are of significantly greater antiquity. The Ceremony of the Keys is said to have been performed nightly for the last 700 years, unbroken except by incendiary bombs dropped during the Second World War. Similarly the ceremony welcoming new Yeoman Warders and the ritual ‘Beating of the Bounds,’ which takes place every three years, are claimed to be of part of a centuries old tradition. It is this sense of timeless tradition (reinforced by their anachronistic costume) which gives the Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London their popular appeal. Their distinctive Tudor costumes and their highly visible role at the historic Tower of London have made them iconic symbols of ‘Britishness’. Yet we have very little knowledge of the Yeoman Warders as individuals. This oral history project will give a unique insight into the life of the Yeoman Warder and shed light on popular ideas of British identity.
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  • YOR

    Yorkshire Collection Fonds

    1722-2013
    Published material relating to the West Riding of Yorkshire (chiefly), but with some material of wider regional interest.

    The majority of the material is printed books, but there are discrete sections of Ordnance Survey maps, vertical aerial photographs, and some county serials.

    The following items were missing in a stocktake at May 2016:
    YOR/56
    YOR/127
    YOR/146
    YOR/175
    YOR/267
    YOR/272
    YOR/281-283
    YOR/315
    YOR/319
    YOR/447
    YOR/471
    YOR/487
    YOR/536
    YOR/544
    YOR/590
    YOR/615
    YOR/664
    YOR/685
    YOR/696
    YOR/700
    YOR/707
    YOR/742
    YOR/788
    YOR/939
    YOR/1003
    YOR/1005
    YOR/1050-1052
    YOR/1131
    YOR/1222
    YOR/1226
    YOR/1233
    YOR/1234
    YOR/1237
    YOR/1241
    YOR/1248
    YOR/1281
    YOR/1283
    YOR/1299
    YOR/1342
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  • YUD

    Yudkin, John, Library Fonds

    1645-1971
    A small collection of books on nutrition.
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