The White Line - Here, There, Then, Now Oral History Project Fonds
2017-2018This HLF heritage project explored the experiences of those living through the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Oral history interviews were carried out with people who eventually migrated to Huddersfield to record their memories of pre-Partition, the Partition era and what happened afterwards.
The project led to the creation of a film and educational resources to allow newer generations to connect and empathise with the past and across different communities.
Up and Under Archive Fonds
Whitley Family Papers Fonds
1840s-1930sPapers belonging to members of the wider family of J.H. Whitley, former Speaker of the House of Commons and Chairman of the BBC.
Includes Giulio Marchetti
Huddersfield Branch of the British Federation of Women Graduates Fonds
1923-2012This collection contains the records of the Huddersfield branch of the British Federation of Women Graduates. It contains minutes of meetings, membership records, treasurer and president project files and cuttings of the activities of the federation. It also contains photographs and records of individual members, details of anniversaries, and copies of nationally and regionally important circulars.
Wesley Historical Society (Yorkshire) Collection Fonds
1624-2020This major collection comprises more than 25,000 printed items and some manuscripts related to Yorkshire Methodism that supplements official records deposited in the various Yorkshire local authority archives. It has a considerable number of chapel histories (but no registers) and supporting biographies/autobiographies.
There are also general Methodist histories, Conference minutes, the Methodist Recorder newspaper and other journals and magazines.
The collection is maintained by the Wesley Historical Society Yorkshire. Further information about the Society may be obtained from http://www.wesleyhistoricalsociety.org.uk/societies.html
William Bell Archive Fonds
Early 20th centuryArchitectural drawings collection.
Wombwell and Oxford Authentics Cricket Club Archive Fonds
Guy Woolfenden Band Collection Fonds
1978 to 2007Ten scores of various band arrangements.
Windrush-The Years After. A community legacy on film Fonds
1700s-2000sThis catalogue summarises the collection of print materials that accompanied the filmmaking project. A plan to gather, scan and catalogue items was integral to the project from the outset. The items listed in this catalogue help to make the local heritage and cultural legacy and impact of 'the Windrush generation' in Huddersfield/Kirklees better understood, explained, recorded and safeguarded for later generations. Items reflect activities, concerns and endeavours in recent decades and highlight the many challenges facing Huddersfield's African Caribbean descent community and significant contributions to local and regional life.
This collection represents a step towards creating better historical resources on Huddersfield's African-Caribbean descent community. It is indicative of the varied materials that exist but also the scale of the task needed to gather a fuller picture. Ideally making these items available will encourage others to help to build a more inclusive understanding of Huddersfield's recent historical experiences. If that occurs, these efforts to offer visibility, recognition and respect to the breadth of Huddersfield's diverse histories will have been worthwhile. Materials have been digitally scanned and also exist in their original form to maximise their availability for future use. Many project team members contributed to the archiving process but thanks are particularly due to the conscientious and detailed work undertaken over many months by James Watmough, a History undergraduate in the Department of Humanities at the University of Huddersfield.
A collection of original documents, leaflets, reports, news-cuttings, posters, photographs and other print memorabilia (c.1970-2018) gathered as part of the Windrush: The Years After project. Donated or loaned by Milton Brown, Heather Norris Nicholson and other people taking part in the Windrush project. Some scanned secondary materials from the National Archives on Caribbean, African and Indian involvement in World Wars I and 2 (b/w photographs) and research materials on Yorkshire's Black military history in 17-19th Centuries. Materials are part of a longer term commitment to making historical resources on African and Caribbean contributions to local and national history better known about, understood and accessible.
- Heather Norris Nicholson, Windrush - The Years After Project Coordinator
West Yorkshire College of Health Studies Archive Fonds
1943 - 1996The archive includes governance records and a large series of student records. Artefacts such as trophies and badges are also included.