Frobisher Family Archive Fonds
1719-2001Family papers, photograph albums and scrapbooks. Records inherited and created by George Frobisher (1911-1997) in the course of researching and publicising his family history. Includes two day books used by members of the family in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and several 19th century photographs. The archive contains material about the explorer, Sir Martin Frobisher.
The collection is stored in an antique wooden box belonging to the Frobisher family and is arranged as follows:
FRO/1 Wooden Box
FRO/2 Day Books
FRO/3 Photographs and Photograph Albums
FRO/4 Family History Research Papers
FRO/5 Family History Scrapbooks
FRO/6 Correspondence with archivists
FRO/7 Handwritten family tree
Gas Collection Fonds
1900-1968Items relating to Clapham Brothers Ltd., of Keighley (makers of gasworks, ironfounders and general engineers) - 5 boxes.
Also a collection of 155 books relating to gas and the gas industry accumulated by Mr W. Barwick-Nicholson, employee of Clapham Brothers ltd.
Glew, George, Archive Fonds
1956 - 1990Published papers and articles either authored or co-authored by George Glew along with approximately 1000 of his 35mm slides, undated but catalogued by subject, that were probably used for lecture demonstrations. Other material features work carried out by members of Leeds University and Huddersfield Polytechnic's food science and catering research teams.
Wood, George Henry, Collection Fonds
c.1773-2005This collection comprises consists of around 50,000 pamphlets, some loose and some bound in volumes, spanning roughly 1870-1930. It was the personal library of George Henry Wood, a statistician and socialist who spent much of his career striving to improve the living and working conditions of the lower classes. Wood loaned the collection to the Huddersfield Technical College in 1925 and 20 years later, upon his death, it was gifted to form a part of what would later become the University library. The collection naturally reflects Wood’s personal interests and while it is therefore slightly biased by its creator’s tendency toward socialism it provides a window into the ideologies and popular politics of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The section of the library Wood loaned the College was predominately the Economic and statistical works and due to various subsequent removals to other institutions and some loss the collection we currently hold is not the complete original deposit. Wood himself gave the collection the title of 'The Library of a Sociologist' which is a good summary of the overarching theme of the collection. The majority of documents included in the library are pamphlets, either loose or bound together, covering social issues such as industrialisation, the economy and the welfare of the working people. The remaining documents are mostly biography books and manuscripts written by Wood himself. Wood was a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a well renowned authority on the subject of workers' wages and conditions and so naturally a large amount of the collection is given over to such research.
The pamphlets that make up this collection were mostly produced quickly and cheaply for mass circulation. As a result there are relatively few examples of many of them remaining and even fewer collections compiling them on this scale. A huge range of topics is covered but the collection can also be a valuable source for researching literacy levels, the dissemination of information, propaganda, graphic design and the use of language.
The catalogue is divided by general theme into 17 main sections; each of these has subsections within them to further divide the collection and delineate the topic of the pamphlets. Many of the themes overlap in places, meaning that while these divisions can be a useful tool for browsing they should not be taken as definitive boundaries. The collection remains in much condition as when it was donated although some additions were made later, most notably GHW/Q (Administration), which was added by Heritage Quay archivists. Upon receiving the collection the Technical College library staff did alter the structure slightly. Previously Wood had kept the pamphlets and volumes in order of acquisition but it was decided that this needed to be changed in order to improve accessibility. The structure was later altered even further when library and archive staff split the collection into sections and subsections based on the themes covered in the documents. The sections are:
A-Economics: A/A General Economics (c.1820-1911); A/B Banking and Currency (c.1820-1920); A/C Public Finance (c.1822-1914); A/D International Trade (c.1821-1920); A/E Free Trade and Protectionism (c.1800-1910).
B-Industry: B/A General Industry (c.1832-1920); B/B Manufacturing Industries (c.1844-1914); B/C Industrial Health and Safety and Welfare (c.1868-1925); B/D Industrial Relations (c.1897-1920).
C-Labour Problems: C/A Labour (c.1816-1918); C/B Wages and Hours (c.1860-1920); C/C Unemployment (c.1893-1920); C/D Trade Unions (c.1869-1918); C/E Co-Operation (c.1872-1924).
D-Social Reform Problems: D/A General (c.1866-1909)l; D/B Philanthropy (c.1900-1901); D/C Poverty and Poor Laws (c.1818-1912); D/D Housing (c.1884-1902); D/E Health and Sanitation (c.1895-1915); D/F The
Elderly (c.1906-1925); D/G Drink, Intemperance and Gambling (c.1882-1907); D/H Crime (c.1888-1920); D/I Population (c.1821-1910).
E-Women, Children and Education: E/A Women (c.1886-1916); E/B Children (c.1903-1918); E/C Education (c.1837-2005).
F-Politics: F/A General (c.1831-1919); F/B Liberalism (c.1883-1910); F/C Socialism (c.1821-1920); F/E Fabianism (c.1891-1925); F/F Anarchism (c.1895-1906).
G-Labour Government: G/A Local Government and Municipal Control (c.1851-1911).
H-Thought and Belief: H/A Sociology (c.1860-1911); H/B Philosophy and Ethics (c.188-1901); H/C Religion (c.1870-1914).
I-Statistics (c. 183-1919)
J-Agriculture and Land (c.1843-1914)
K-Transport: K/A Railways (c.1873-1899)
L-International: L/A Ireland (c.1833-1913); L/B America (c.1838-1911); L/C France (c.1850-1904); L/D Germany (c.1896-1919); L/E Other Countries (c.1839-1922).
M-War: M/A Boer War (c.1899-1903); M/B First World War (c.1914-1918); M/C Reconstruction (c.1918-1920).
N-Economic, Social and Legal: N/A Economic and Social History (c.1834-1905); N/B Legal and Legislation (1773-1906); N/C Biography and Autobiography (c.1835-1913).
Gleneden Post-War Design Archive Fonds
1945-PresentContains mostly illustrations, tracings and textile samples relating to the designs and concepts of the company which encompassed Courtaulds Textiles, Sundour Fabrics, Gleneden Textile, Collins and Aikison Automotive Fabrics..
Philip Greenwood Archive Fonds
1950s-2000sCollection containing materials on Philip Greenwood's PhD thesis which was on the Polish composer Andrzej Panufnik.
The collection contains photocopies of primary sources relating to Andrzej Panufnik which is believed to have be used for Greenwood's thesis. Also contains photocopies of secondary sources relating Andrzej Panufnik as well as contextual notes, all believed to have been used by Greenwood in the writing of his thesis along with administrative papers relating to Greenwood's PhD.
Includes research notes, reference publications, scores, correspondences and other writings relating either to Greenwood or Panufnik. Also contained is scores written by Andrzej Panufnik and other composers such as Jonathan Lloyd and Wilfred Josephs.
Goldberg Ensemble Archive Fonds
2001-2011Records relating to the Goldberg Ensemble's annual 'Celebration of New Music for Strings' tours, which ran from 2001 to 2008 and included performances, children's workshops and student composer's workshops. The records include scores of works performed by the Goldberg ensemble during the 'Celebration of New Music for Strings tours, programmes for each of the tours, correspondence concerning the Goldberg Ensemble and the tours and CDs and tapes, some of which contain recordings of performances by the Ensemble.
Between 2001 and 2008 the Ensemble presented eight annual ‘Celebration of New Music for Strings’ tours, presenting public concerts and workshops for schools and university music departments, taking in venues at Birmingham, Bristol, Durham, Huddersfield, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Southampton, Wolverhampton and York.
The principal purpose of the ‘Celebrations’ was to contribute to the maintenance and development of the string ensemble tradition by commissioning new works from British composers and by giving second and subsequent performances to existing British string works of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. 39 works were commissioned or written for the ‘Celebrations'.
23 student composers’ workshops were given for composition students at Birmingham Conservatoire, University of Bristol, University of Huddersfield, Leeds College of Music, University of Manchester, Royal Northern College of Music, University of Wolverhampton and University of York.
The ‘Celebrations’ were given with funding from Regional Arts Lottery Programme, Arts Council England, Trusts and Foundations, host venues and universities with the exception of Royal Northern College of Music. They were given by Goldberg Ensemble as co-promotions with host venues and universities with the exception of the Royal Northern College of Music. At R.N.C.M. the ‘Celebrations’ were promoted solely by Goldberg Ensemble who were obliged to pay the College hire fees for venue and facilities.
Pratt, Garth Co-operative Society library Fonds
1913-2007Library concerning cooperativism, cooperative studies and the Fabian Society, including Cooperative Union Annual Congress Reports.
Rowe, Geoffrey, Collection Fonds
1931-2007This collection contains a number of architectural drawings by architect Geoffrey Rowe at both University of Huddersfield and Leeds University. Drawings include rendered elevations of buildings he designed; floor plans; painted sketches; perspective renderings; working drawings; site plans and various structural studies diagrams. This collection also includes drawings and designs by A.Forward at Manchester University, origins of these drawings are unknown but have been found grouped together with architectural drawings by Geoffrey Rowe. The third section of this collection is seperated as unknown / untitled; these drawings are unsigned and often with no date. However, many of the drawings may be by Rowe or Foward as some drawings are part of a series or show characteristics of their style.
Thurgood, Graham, Archive Fonds
1932-2009This collection largely contains papers collated by Graham Thurgood on the History of Nursing in Halifax and Huddersfield 1870-1960 (PhD thesis). The collection contains a variety of oral history study resources i.e. raw materials such as: interview transcripts, audio tapes, consent forms, summary sheets, correspondence (printed and handwritten) and copyright forms (signed and blank).
There is also research material not linked to specific interviewees, such as articles on the transition of nursing practices and experiences over the years comparing past and modern accounts. Also, the collection includes general nursing memorabilia, such as: copies of photos of interviewees as nurses and projection slides of nursing during the 1960s.