Incorporated Society of Musicians, Huddersfield Branch Fonds
1928-1982This archive contains the committee minutes and organisational papers for the Huddersfield branch of the society of musicians. The society was active in representing the interests of professional musicians.
'The Junior Bookshelf ' Collection Fonds
1936-1990sRecords, books, booklets and objects relating to the children's literary journal published in Huddersfield.
Includes a complete series of the published magazine, letters from children's authors and journal subscribers, draft articles from contributors and financial records. In addition, some printing blocks for the magazine's illustrations survive, as does a short account of its history written by the editor. There are records relating to children's libraries and librarianship, publishing for children, as well as material relating to literary awards.
JBS/1 The Journal Bookshelf Journal and Related Publications
JBS/2 Editors' Files
JBS/3 Financial Records
JBS/4 Subscribers' Records
JBS/5 Miscellaneous Records and Objects
Whitley, John Henry, Archive Fonds
1876- 2011Collection documents the varied career and personal life of John Henry Whitley. Whitley's occupations included Halifax mill owner, champion of universal education, revered local politician, Speaker of the House of Commons, Chairman of the Royal Commission on Labour in India and Chairman of the BBC.
The archive includes letters from Winston Churchill and King George V and the autographs of Gandhi, Benito Mussolini and cricketer Wilfred Rhodes.
The collection is split into 8 sections: reference sources relating to J. H. Whitley; scrapbooks compiled by the Whitley family; personal papers, correspondence and photographs relating to Whitley's career and family life; press cuttings referring to J.H. Whitley; a series of cartoons from Punch magazine commenting on Whitley's career; a section concentrating on the history of Whitley councils; material relating to Whitley's relationship with his school, Clifton College and information relating to the General Strike of May 1926.
O'Connell, John Archive Fonds
1990s1. Transcript of his unpublished book 'A Guide to English Grammar and Exercises in Sentence Construction', rejected by the publisher 'as too out of date'.
Ogle Needlework Library Fonds
1958-2003Library of fashion and pattern-making books, deposited by Jo Ogle
Josef Petraczek Collection Fonds
1880s-1920sThis archive contains the personal papers of a scientific gentleman, Josef Petracek, that were discovered amongst the papers of a Huddersfield Technical College professor. The box of papers contain a personal archive including correspondence, photographs, educational records and lifestyle documents about his life in Vienna and in Huddersfield, where he worked in chemical engineering. Many of the documents are in an early 20th century form of German.
Mallalieu, Sir Joseph Percival William, MP Archive Fonds
1927-1992The collection comprises the literary, political and personal papers of Sir Joseph Percival William Mallalieu (1908-1980), MP, journalist, author and naval officer. The records include: copies of JPW Mallalieu's publications and reviews of his literary works (1942-1985); records concerning Mallalieu's political career (1911-1979) as Labour MP for Huddersfield, 1945-1950, and Huddersfield East, 1950-1979, including both his work in his constituency and as a Minister of State in Harold Wilson's government, 1964-1970; and personal papers (1927-1992) collected by JPW Mallalieu and his wife, Lady Rita Mallalieu, including family correspondence and newspaper cuttings and photographs concerning the Mallalieu family and their careers.
Julian Rushton collection of letters from Elizabeth Maconchy and Phyllis Tate Fonds
1971-1973Five letters from Elizabeth Maconchy and seven letters from Phyllis Tate to Julian Rushton concerning a composition competition held at the Wangford Festival, Suffolk in the 1970s. Julian Rushton was the co-ordinator of the festival and Phyllis Tate and Elizabeth Maconchy were the expert judges of the competition.
A W Kaye, Violinist: Research and Correspondence Fonds
1908-1974Research material gathered and created by Paul Wade. Includes photographs of orchestra, information on pupils etc. of the Huddersfield-based violin teacher, conductor and musician Arthur W Kaye.
2 x photographs of the Huddersfield Permanent Orchestra in Huddersfield Town Hall, c1930s
1 x folder of biography of Kaye by Paul Wade (manuscript). 1974
1 x folder of records used for production of biography in 1974.
1 x file of research material, including assorted clippings, letters and notes, gathered in 1974 and dating from the 1920s onwards.
2 x concert programmes, 1915 and 1925-1926
1 x Huddersfield School of Music syllabus 1908
3 x Photographs of Reginald Stead ('Reggie Stead').
Kirklees Image Archive Fonds
Late 19th century-20th centuryPhotographic archive containing over 250,000 negatives (predominantly glass plates), prints and lantern slides. Images date back to later 19th century and the vast majority relate to the Kirklees area and are topographical in nature. The collection can be divided into two main sections - those taken before 1940 which were acquired through purchase and donation by individual museums, and secondly the photographic archive of the Huddersfield Daily Examiner for the period 1948-1984.
The website http://www.kirkleesimages.org.uk/ contains 61,842 images from the collection; the website can be browsed, searched and prints can be purchased.
Please note that the majority of this collection is uncatalogued and very limited information is available other than the Kirklees Image Archive website http://www.kirkleesimages.org.uk/. If you have specific queries about this collection, please contact Kirklees Museums in the first instance firstname.lastname@example.org.
This collection is owned by Kirklees Museums and Heritage Quay provides storage and some limited public access.