Minter, Gordon & Enid, Slides Archive Fonds
20th centuryThe Minter Collection is a series of talks, illustrated with slides, originally developed and delivered by Gordon and Enid Minter to various groups around the Huddersfield area.
The talks are kept in the same weekly order as they were received. Some of the talks have more than one version, probably indicating the tailoring of their talks to specific audiences. All but two of the talks have accompanying slides, again in the same order as received.
Subjects include the Chronology of Huddersfield, Castle Hill, Almondbury Boundary, Legends, Maps, Vernacular Architecture, Place Names, Mills, Joseph Kaye, Churches, Yards of Huddersfield, Co-operative Societies, Riot and Rebellion (Plug Riots, Weaver’s Strike, Crossley Murder, Scottish Rebellion, Seige of Huddersfield, Skelmanthorpe Fight, Bill O’Jacks, Thorncliffe Murder), Luddites, Markets, Industry, Water, Canals, Railways, Trams, Buses, Trolley Buses, Carvings, Halls, Then and Now, Landmarks, Parks, Woodland, Fields and Hedges, Coining, Child Labour, Executions at York,
Rhodes, Marion Archive Fonds
Mid 20th Century3 paintings and 40 pencil drawings, mostly signed, which Marion Rhodes completed as assignments whilst attending Huddersfield School of Art at the beginning of her career.
Missen, Chris - True Crime Collection Fonds
1940s-2000sThis collection contains a range of magazines, mainly US publications, including True Crime, Master Detective, Detective Cases, True Detective, Confidential Detective, Official Detective.
The Dream Job: Humanitarian Nursing with Médecins Sans Frontieres - Oral History Archive Fonds
2012-2015This is an oral history project of nurses who worked for Médecins Sans Frontières in the 1990s and early 2000s which attempts to understand the motivation for humanitarian nursing in the late 20th century and to locate this work in the life story of the nurses interviewed. The aim in recording their histories was to better understand nurses' motivations for engaging in humanitarian work, in particular where no immediate threat of war or invasion is present and in the absence of overt religious or nationalistic motivations. In so doing the analysis offers insights into nursing identity and the place of humanitarianism in nursing practice. Secondary aims were to explore nurses' contribution to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and their experience of being in the field following humanitarian crises of the 1990s and early 2000s.
Seven oral histories were recorded in 2013; each was recorded in a single sitting. Six of these histories are currently included in this archive. Orators/Participants were asked to recount their pathway to becoming a nurse and then subsequently volunteering with MSF; their experience of working for MSF; and their post-MSF life. Beyond these three questions few prompts were offered. A voice centred relational method (The listening guide) was used to aid analysis of the text due to its multilayered and feminist approach to understanding and analysis. The nurses offer a window into the life of a nurse working for MSF and thus some insight into the organisation itself. In addition, the histories include eye witness reports of involvement in humanitarian missions all over the world in the late 20th and early 21st century.
This project did not set out to explore MSF as an organisation in any detail so no attempt has been made, retrospectively, to do so. MSF [also known as 'Doctors without Borders'] is a large, multinational organisation offering medical aid in areas of conflict and natural disaster. Formed in 1971 in France it was created on the "belief that all people have the right to medical care regardless of gender, race, religion, creed or political affiliation, and that the needs of these people outweigh respect for national boundaries" (msf.org.uk). There are now regional offices all over the world, operating in a coordinated but widespread system. MSF UK was opened in the early 1990s, which gave starting date to the period of time explored in the oral history project.
Huddersfield Musical Theatre Company Fonds
1897-2006Formerly the Huddersfield Amateur Operatic Society. This archive contains a large number of varied materials associated with the Huddersfield Amateur Operatic Society. Historical primary sources include newspaper articles concerning the founding of the association and its members, and photographs of cast members in costumes (mainly found in MTC/2). There is a series of video cassettesof performances for reference and many 'unusual' items such as dolls, badges and ribbons.
As well as primary materials there is a wide selection of financial and administrative documents to be found in MTC/1 and many secondary materials such as script books and general theatre books in MTC/2 and MTC/6.
Napier, Reg, Archive Fonds
20th centuryThis collection is due to be catalogued by Dec 2018.
National Adult Schools Union (West Yorkshire) Archive Fonds
1843 - 1996In this collection you will find mainly minutes of meetings from the various Adult Schools in West Yorkshire, such as Huddersfield, Lindley, Paddock, Halifax, Marsden, Women's unions and Teachers unions. Also, there are 302 class registers which are thought to all be from the Brighouse Friends First-Day classes (This is written on some, but not all). It is safe to assume this because there are various notes in the minute books and a note with the class registers explaining that they are sending the resources to David Hool, a research assistant to Arnold Hall's Adult School Project, so it likely that all of the registers were sent from the same place. There are various other items in the collection such as books about the history of Adult Schools, including Arnold Hall's book. Also, some miscellaneous letters and leaflets are in the collection too.
Culley, Norman, Archive Fonds
1957-1966Papers relating to the Architectural career of Norman Culley together with a few personal documents. The bulk of the papers relate to the building in 1909/1910 of 'Orrisdale', a detached house on Long Lane, Dalton, Huddersfield. They include pre-build, plans, mortgage and conveyancing documents, estimates for materials and costings and payments to contractors. A 1954 menu and toast list for the Norman Culley Jubilee Dinner signed by the 76 attendees is also included. There is also a collection of photographs which show his completed Memorial to the victims of Booth's mill fire in 1941 and High Street buildings, together with various black and white photographs of Golcar. Norman Culley's library is also available.
Logan, Noreen, Archive Relating to Huddersfield Labour Party Fonds
1919-1990The collection contains:
1 - Labour Party documents, such as letters, account books and membership cards
2 - Social Committee folder
3 - Newspaper cuttings
4 - Election information such as flyers and manifestos for different parties
5 - Socialist club minute book and account book
6 - Other books and leaflets
Open College Networks, Northern College and Adult Education Archive Fonds
1960-2007The collection shows the development of the accreditation-based Open College Networks for adult learning, which were founded in Manchester in 1982. The aims of the Networks were to allow adults without qualifications to further their learning and to study for accreditation, which would allow them access to Higher Education. It includes correspondence and publications, some of which were authored or co-authored by David himself. Other documents include Government papers with regard to the incorporation of further education colleges in 1992 and various publications relating to Lifelong Learning, including Helena Kennedy QC's report 'Learning Works'. Helena received an honorary doctorate from the University of Huddersfield in recognition of her support for Lifelong Learning.