Holly Bank College of Education (Technical) Archive Fonds
1947-1974This collection contains the records of the Huddersfield College of Education (Technical) from its formation in 1947 until the point at which it was merged with the School of Education at Huddersfield Polytechnic in 1974. See the Related Material section for how to find records dated after 1974.
The collection includes the papers and minutes of the governors and academic board and the wider strategic direction of the college, as well as operational minutes of internal committees. There are a number of files in the years preceding the merger considering the proposal and bringing together the opinions of interested stakeholders. There are a set of teaching materials and talks developed by the Principal, Alexander MacLennan. A small section on teaching and learning contains sample course syllabuses and reports on courses that have been reunning, as well as a set of dissertations and a number of reports from students taking part in educational exchange visits to countries across Europe.
The Library series contains both articles written by staff and by external agents about the college. There are also some documents about the operation of the library and the planning of a new library building.
There is also a series of papers relating to the Student Union, including student media, committee and some financial papers. There is also a series on the activities of the Old Student's Association (also known as the Former Student's Association) who were a membership body of former staff and students who held annual reunion conferences and dinners until their 60th anniversary in 2008, when they disbanded. It includes details of where conferences were held and correspondence between members, as well as snapshot views of the membership lists over time.
There are also a number of photographs of staff and student groups, as well as internal and external photographs of college buildings, and of alumni in later years re-visiting the college and its accommodation.
Huddersfield Labour Party Archive Fonds
c1883-2011Records created by the Huddersfield Labour Party in the course of its activities in promoting the support and election of Labour Party candidates for local and parliamentary elections in the Huddersfield area.
The collection includes the core administrative records of meeting minutes, annual reports, constitution and rules records, financial accounts, membership records, marketing records, correspondence and working papers. There is also a significant amount of material that relates specifically to the Party's work and activities while contesting elections (particularly General Elections) in the Huddersfield area.
There are also significant sections of records that relate to the Huddersfield Labour Party's business with Kirklees Labour Group and Kirklees Metropolitan Council.
Huddersfield Literary and Scientific Society Archive Fonds
1857-1882Papers relating to property (1861-1881); minutes including proposal of Charles Hobkirk as secretary, lecture notes on topics including 'Manufacturers of the district depending on chemistry', 'Coal for products', 'Fatty matters' (1864-1881); membership records with subscription books and receipts for subscriptions from Charles Sikes, George Tindall and Charles Hobkirk; (1857-1870); registers of donations to the museum including from Joseph Tolson and Joseph Crosland (1862-63); proceedings including rules, annual reports, programmes and catalogues of exhibitions (1837-1882); financial records (1857-1874); correspondence (1857-1882); miscellaneous papers (1860-1877)
Holocaust Memorial Day - Kirklees Collection Fonds
2000s1 exhibition board and 3 art cases containing posters and exhibition material concerning Kirklees Council's commemorations of Holocaust Memorial Day between 2000-2015; including 1 art case containing exhibition material labelled 'Holocaust Memorial Day 2001', 2 art cases containing posters concerning genocide in Rwanda, and 1 exhibition board containing a map titled 'On the Trail of the Kindertransport'
Huddersfield Music Society Fonds
1918-PresentThis collection covers the society transactions of the Huddersfield Music Society. It includes records of decision making and financial transactions through minute books and accounts; some details of those involved in the club through subscriber information (closed due to the Data Protection Act) and catalogues of works played, along with programmes, tickets and publicity materials. Know as the Huddersfield Music Club until 1962, they changed their name to Huddersfield Music Society to become more inclusive. In the 1960s they made links with the College of Technology's Music Department, and for a while students participated concerts as part of their programme. In 1983 when looking for new accommodation they settled in St Paul's Hall on the University Campus. The Society has invited, and continues to invite many eminent musicians to give recitals, and over the years Benjamin Britten, Kathleen Ferrier and Paul Robeson have played concerts for them. [Source: Huddersfield Music Society site: http://www.huddersfield-music-society.org.uk/history.html]
Hopkinsons Limited Archive Fonds
1824-2005Records of Hopkinsons Limited, Huddersfield-based isolation and control valve manufacturer.
The archive comprises
Production records, including photographs, drawings, patents, factory production information and analysis records, and samples and equipment.
Corporate planning and administration records, including minutes of directors' and Board meetings.
Estates and facilities records, including site plans and photographs of premises.
Personnel records, including staff photographs, company magazines and newsletters, and staff social activities.
Marketing records, including product catalogues, photographs, exhibition awards and medallions, and company history.
Huddersfield Rugby League Players Association Archive Fonds
20th centuryThis collection will be catalogued by Dec 2017.
Also known as ex-players and past players association
Howard Rogerson Archive Fonds
1950s-2010sHoward Rogerson's archive covering his life and career in music. Howard studied music at Huddersfield Technical College from 1963 to 1967 and later taught clarinet at Huddersfield Polytechnic/University of Huddersfield between 1986 and 1996. Throughout his career Howard Rogerson has been involved in many different ensembles, orchestras and music organisations and this is reflected in the records. The archive contains:
- 1 file relating to Howard Rogerson's school life (concert programmes and newspaper cuttings, late 1950s-early 1960s)
- 1 file relating to Howard Rogerson's orchestral career
- 1 file relating to the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company (c1971-1975)
- 1 file relating to the Cosmos Quintet
- 1 file relating to the Spohr Trio
- 1 file relating to the North Yorkshire Music Service (c1986-2008)
- 1 file relating to the Music Another Language Project.
- 2 files relating to Howard Rogerson's studies/work at Huddersfield Technical College
- 2 files relating to Palm Court Concert Orchestra (c1978-1988)
- 3 files relating to Music Serenade (c1978-1987)
- 4 files relating to the Aeolian Ensemble (c1988-1996)
- 5 files relating to Settle Orchestra (c1992-2007)
- 11 files relating to Opera North (1978-1988)
- 1 file relating to Howard Rogerson's recital work outside of any of the above groups and ensembles
Each file contains varying amounts of information but records that are common to most files include correspondence and invoices concerning performances by the orchestra/group, concert programmes, promotional materials, reviews, administrative records.
The archive also includes personal memoribilia, and other concert programmes.
Orchestral Score - Striding Dales 2002/3
The Music Serenade CD
Morecombe Promenade Concert Orchestra, Two CD's
The Aeolian Ensemble Brochure, Wind Quintet and Piano
NWSA Oral History x two CD's
11 Live Concerts on CD
6 Broadcast CD's and Two tapes
This collection is awaiting full cataloguing. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the contents of this collection.
Holset Archive Fonds
1905-2002This collection will be catalogued by Dec 2017.
University of Huddersfield Archive Fonds
1841-PresentThis collection contains the records of the work and activities of the University of Huddersfield and its predecessor institutions back to its foundation in 1841. The initial purpose of the organisation was to give the opportunity of a basic education to the local community, and this remit has expanded over the years to the current status of the organisation, that of a fully fledged university offering undergraduate and postgraduate education and research opportunities on a local, national and international scale.
In the Academic Administration section, records of students academic and scholarly activity is documented. Student timetables, attendance and progress reports, scholarship and exam registers, prize records and records of qualifications awarded are all contained within this section.
Governance and Corporate Performance records reflect the decision making apparatus of the university. The Governance section includes the minutes of the University Council and Senate, and the Teaching and Learning Committees, which determines strategy and policy across the organisation, and at a local level, the minutes of the School Boards. Annual Reports and Strategic and Corporate Plans contains a record of the long term planning for the institution, and the legal and statutory requirements of inspection and reporting are also contained in this section.
The correspondence in to and out from the institution describe issues of importance to staff, students and stakeholders, from the sponsor employers of the early days of the Technical College, to the partnerships with other educational and industrial organisations in the late 20th century. Internal memos reflect the types of educational and policy information circulated for the notice of staff, and the papers of the senior officers of the institution show the day to day work and more in depth projects undertaken to develop the institution's reputation and educational influence over time.
Another core section of activity is the recording of students of the institution, and their associated academic and scholarly activity. Student timetables, attendance and progress reports, scholarship and exam registers, prize records and awards of qualifications conferred are all contained within the Academic Administration section. Student records themselves have their own section, and contain a varied amount of information about the student and their background dependent on the period in which they enrolled. These records are subject to Data Protection legislation, and researchers can make a Subject Access request. Records are opened on the assumption of the age of the youngest student being 16, and adding a closure period to their 100th birthday, which means a rolling closure for 84 years. The records in the Teaching and Learning section cover the academic planning and operational side of the institution at a local level. Divided by school, in addition to the School Board minutes there are exam and module assessment board minutes, course proposals and handbooks (incomplete), course and school publicity leaflets and school administration files by subject.
The Marketing and Communications section may be of particular interest to researchers wanting to know more about the life of the institution and its ways of working and communicating information to staff and students. It contains an almost complete run of institutional prospectuses, which in the early days included a lot of published information about prize winners, exam results and scholarship programmes, as well as the courses running semester to semester in the College. Newspaper cuttings cover the period 1880s-1920s and then the 1920s - 1990s and are also fairly complete. Focusing mainly on the local press they show both the academic and social side of the institution. Research reports cover the annual research activities of academic staff, and there is also a set of staff newsletters which is fairly complete from 1967 - 2010s.
In addition to subject files contained in the Library and Archive section, there are early library catalogues and a special collection of books from the Mechanics Institute library. The Events section covers significant university events such as the installation of the senior officials to royal visits, and the public events those of an important nature to the history of the college, such as anniversaries. Records of the University Press and it's published output are also contained within the records, except for journal articles and papers which are contained in the e-prints repository: https://eprints.hud.ac.uk/
The photographic and AV collection contains photographs of buildings, staff, students and events and many of them have been digitised. There is also a significant amount of video material of graduations and significant events. The day to day business of the institution, development of the campus and turnover of staff and equipment is recorded in the Estates, Finance and HR sections.