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
Guy Woolfenden Band Collection Fonds
1978 to 2007Ten scores of various band arrangements.
Windrush-The years after. A community legacy on film Fonds
1700s-2000sThis catalogue summarises the collection of print materials that accompanied the filmmaking project. A plan to gather, scan and catalogue items was integral to the project from the outset. The items listed in this catalogue help to make the local heritage and cultural legacy and impact of 'the Windrush generation' in Huddersfield/Kirklees better understood, explained, recorded and safeguarded for later generations. Items reflect activities, concerns and endeavours in recent decades and highlight the many challenges facing Huddersfield's African Caribbean descent community and significant contributions to local and regional life.
This collection represents a step towards creating better historical resources on Huddersfield's African-Caribbean descent community. It is indicative of the varied materials that exist but also the scale of the task needed to gather a fuller picture. Ideally making these items available will encourage others to help to build a more inclusive understanding of Huddersfield's recent historical experiences. If that occurs, these efforts to offer visibility, recognition and respect to the breadth of Huddersfield's diverse histories will have been worthwhile. Materials have been digitally scanned and also exist in their original form to maximise their availability for future use. Many project team members contributed to the archiving process but thanks are particularly due to the conscientious and detailed work undertaken over many months by James Watmough, a History undergraduate in the Department of Humanities at the University of Huddersfield.
A collection of original documents, leaflets, reports, news-cuttings, posters, photographs and other print memorabilia (c.1970-2018) gathered as part of the Windrush: The Years After project. Donated or loaned by Milton Brown, Heather Norris Nicholson and other people taking part in the Windrush project. Some scanned secondary materials from the National Archives on Caribbean, African and Indian involvement in World Wars I and 2 (b/w photographs) and research materials on Yorkshire's Black military history in 17-19th Centuries. Materials are part of a longer term commitment to making historical resources on African and Caribbean contributions to local and national history better known about, understood and accessible.
- Heather Norris Nicholson, Windrush - The Years After Project Coordinator
West Yorkshire College of Health Studies Archive Fonds
1943 - 1996The archive includes governance records and a large series of student records. Artefacts such as trophies and badges are also included.
Yorkshire Educational Association for the Building Industry Archive Fonds
1922-1975This 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.
Yeoman Warder Oral History Project Fonds
2010-2011The 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.
Yorkshire Collection Fonds
1722-2013Published 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.