Library of the Halifax Antiquarian Society Fonds
1625-2011Published material relating to Halifax and surrounding area, accumulated by the Halifax Antiquarian Society.
Wood, Hazel - Collection of John Guthrie Scores Fonds
1970-1980One file of notes and seven printed scores of musical works by John Guthrie that belonged to Hazel Wood, a singing and music teacher. All of Guthrie's works in this collection include words/poetry by Federico Garcia Lorca.
Independent Labour Party pamphlets Fonds
20th centuryA large set of pamphlets held as a library for the Independent labour Party. This set was obtained from duplicates being discarded from the Working Class Library, Salford via the university's History Department. They cover a wide range of subjects relating to labour politics and history, and have been partially, but not fully listed.
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.
Also three exhibition boards of J. P.W. Mallalieu (MP for Huddersfield East) one at the Labour Rooms in Huddersfield with Barbara Castle in 1962, one of his visit to Bradley Children's Home in 1963 and one of him meeting his constituents also in 1963 [Local History Exhibition at the University of Huddersfield, 2006]