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..
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.
Guest/Longbottom Family History Archive Fonds
1789-2003The Longbottom Family History Archive was compiled by Ernest Longbottom in the course of his research into his family history.
GUE/1 family trees and associated documentation (eg. distribution of surnames) for the Longbottom family
GUE/2 research notes, correspondence and associated documentation into branches of the family: Ackroyd, Adshead, Ambery Smith, Astley, Bakewell, Beardmore, Berry, Bott, Boyer, Caldwell/Cauldwell, Chadwick, Diggle, Fildes, Gim(p)son, Goodings, Guest, Haigh, Harcourt, Haslam, Jacques, Keeble, Longbottom, Lovelady, Martin, Osborn, Pearson, Potts, Sellers, Slee, Smith, Stolterforth, Tattersall, Whitehead,
GUE/3 family photographs, including portrait photographs of family members as well as photographs of holidays, family homes and other subjects
GUE/4 original correspondence from family members
GUE/5 wills, marriage settlements and assignments
GUE/6 published reference sources
GUE/7 talks and correspondence by EH Longbottom with family history societies
GUE/8 index cards
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival Archive Fonds
1976-2016The archive of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival from its founding in 1978 mainly up to 2005. The series of festival programme books, (HCMF/EV), is up to date.
The archive is a major resource for international contemporary music composition and performance.
The festival is currently (2017) branded as hcmf//. It is referred to in this catalogue as the festival.
The main series of records are:
governance - minutes of the Board of mangement, Annual General Meeting papers and Annual reports and accounts (HCMF/CP/1)
administration - business plans, reporting and correspondence (HCMF/CP/1/2)
presenting the festival - materials to support selecting and managing the programme including contract files for performers, schedule planning paperwork and details of venues (HCMF/CP/2)
Festival programmes - a complete set giving a full picture of performances at each festival (HCMF/EV)
financial records - budget analysis across years, complete accounting records for 2003-2004, fundraising activities including grants, advertising and sponsorship (HCMF/FN)
publicity - press releases, reviews and awards received (HCMF/MD)
marketing - marketing reviews, audience research, ticket sales analysis, posters, branding, a banner and audio-visual promotional material (HCMF/MK)
audio-visual recordings - submitted by artists as part of performance proposals, in CD, cassette, DVD, video and vinyl formats. (HCMF/RE)
scores - submitted by artists as part of performance proposals. In hard-copy format (HCMF/SC)
educational activity - details of work done with children and young people during festivals and records of the Young Composers' award for emerging artists. (HCMF/TL)
The archive presents only a partial record of the festival up to 2005. The only series which survive complete (or nearly complete) are the festival programmes (HCMF/EV) and the press reviews (HCMF/MD/2). All other series are incomplete including board minutes, annual reports and accounts and planning and reporting. Full details of dates covered are in the catalogue.
The covering dates of the archive are given as 1976-2016. The archive does contain a small number of items, including scores, which date back to 1964. The covering dates are intended to describe the main bulk of the archival record of the festival. The Young Composers' award (HCMF/TL/2) was founded in 1976 and formed one of the main parts of the festival which was inaugurated in 1978.
There are large series of audio-visual recordings (HCMF/RE), scores (HCMF/SC) and composer and performer details (HCMF/CP/2/6 and HCMF/CP/2/7). These were maintained by the festival as a research resource to support selecting the festival programme. It is clear that these series do not represent the entire life of the festival, but it is not clear what proportion of the festival programming they cover.
Similarly there is a large series of contract files relating to composers and performers at the festival (HCMF/CP/2/1). It is not clear how complete this series is.
The records of the Young Composers' award (HCMF/TL/2) have a complete record of winners from the first competition in 1976 to 2000 (with a gap for 1980). Other records about the award are incomplete.
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This archive has been catalogued using 'more product, less process' methodology, which means that descriptions do not attempt to describe each item in the archive in detail. Descriptions give detail to enable the researcher to identify a bundle or box containing items of interest. Volunteer support has enabled full name-indexing of the series of contract files (HCMF/CP/2/1), composer biographical details (HCMF/CP/2/7), audio-visual recordings (HCMF/RE) and scores (HCMF/SC). A text search within the catalogue (for example for 'Boulez') will return all references to a composer or performer in those series.
The festival programmes (HCMF/EV) have not been indexed.
To find out what was performed at each festival use the series of festival programme books (HCMF/EV) which are organised by year and give the full programme. The unit of production is the annual bundle. There is also a list of works performed at festivals 1978-2005. (HCMF/CP/2/6)
The archive is a major resource for international contemporary music composition and performance. Festival administrators maintained research materials sent in by artists with proposals for performances. These comprise scores, audio-visual recordings and biographical details and lists of a composers' works and performers' repertoires. (HCMF/CP/2/6, HCMF/CP/2/7, HCMF/RE, HCMF/SC). These series have been fully name-indexed and a text search will return references to a composer or performer.
The series of contract files relating to composers and performers (HCMF/CP/2/1) has also been name-indexed. This series contains personal details about living individuals and access may be restricted under data protection legislation.
The founding artistic director, Richard Steinitz, produced analyses of several festival aspects and these are contained in the archive. They comprise:
Budget analysis, comparison and forecast 1985-2002 (HCMF/FN/1/1)
ticket sales analysis 1982-2001 (HCMF/MK/2/1)
performances given at the festivals 1978-2007; for example premieres, and organised by composer, some performers and by type eg choirs and vocal groups. (HCMF/CP/2/6)
a full list of works performed at festivals 1978-2005. (HCMF/CP/2/6)
Papers relating to the origins of the festival can be found at: HCMF/CP/1/1 and HCMF/FN/3/2/2
Visual materials include:
the series of festival programmes which record the festival branding throughout its history (HCMF/EV)
drawings and images of festival venue layouts (HCMF/CP/2/3)
festival volunteers' uniform clothing (HCMF/CP/2/5)
composers' biographical details (HCMF/CP/2/7)
awards presented to the festival (HCMF/MD/4)
festival and concert posters (HCMF/MK/3/1) - a large series of posters at different sizes. 6 of these have been digitised and an electronic version is attached to the catalogue record
festival branding (HCMF/MK/3/2)
festival banner (HCMF/MK/3/3)
video recordings (HCMF/RE/4 and HCMF/MK/4)