One of our newest additions is the Sally Jerome Archive which is a fascinating collections of personal artworks and materials relating to an amazing women. If you want to know more about Sally’s life try this short biography. This archive sits alongside the Marion Rhodes archive. Both women were students at the Huddersfield School of Art.
The repository also contains some excellent nineteenth century collection examples covering the Arts. The Fine Art and Industrial Exhibition was a grand exhibition held to mark the opening of a new Mechanics Institute building, and featured many rooms of material, from grand art old masters, to the latest technology in weaving and chemistry. There are also collections spanning some of the intellectual societies of the town in the nineteenth century, including the Foreign Library Society and the Literary and Scientific Society.
Smaller collections include the Jo Ogle Needlework Library, the Textile Fabrics of India the Albert Booth Photographic Archive, the Ian McMillan Memorabilia Collection and two collections relating to Ted Hughes, the Ted Hughes Network Archive and the Donald Crossley Archive
If architecture is more your thing, then the archives of Andrew Buck, Norman Culley, Roger Shaw, Peter Stead and Geoffrey Rowe will be of interest.