Huddersfield RL: A Lasting Legacy Project, carried out by Huddersfield Community Trust Fonds
c.1910-2014This archive contains materials from individuals collected by the Huddersfield Communtity Trust for the Huddersfield Rugby League: A Lasting Legacy project. The materials reflect, commemorate and celebrate some significant anniversaries in Huddersfield's Rugby League history, including the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Huddersfield club in 2014, and the centenary of the club’s Team of all Talents, one of only three teams to win all four available trophies in the same season - 1914-15. The project also marked the anniversary of the start of the First World War and its impact on the people of Huddersfield as well as raising the profile of Huddersfield as the birthplace of rugby league at the George Hotel in 1895.
The archive contains letters, programmes, magazines, yearbooks, commemorate booklets and brochures, scrapbooks and photographs, both contemporary and commemorative, that reflect the stories of individuals and the wider team involved with Rugby League in the Kirklees area. It also contains some china cups and saucers belonging to the old Huddersfield Cricket and Athletic Club.
Huddersfield Labour Party Archive Fonds
c1883-2011Records created by the Huddersfield Labour Party in the course of its activities in promoting the support and election of Labour Party candidates for local and parliamentary elections in the Huddersfield area.
The collection includes the core administrative records of meeting minutes, annual reports, constitution and rules records, financial accounts, membership records, marketing records, correspondence and working papers. There is also a significant amount of material that relates specifically to the Party's work and activities while contesting elections (particularly General Elections) in the Huddersfield area.
There are also significant sections of records that relate to the Huddersfield Labour Party's business with Kirklees Labour Group and Kirklees Metropolitan Council.
Also two exhibition boards, one of Denis Healey and John Harman playing the piano on Mandela Corner, Huddersfield during the 1987 General Election Campaign and one of Keir Hardie with children of the Huddersfield Socialist Sunday School in 1906[Local History Exhibition at the University of Huddersfield, 2006]
Huddersfield Literary and Scientific Society Archive Fonds
1857-1882Papers relating to property (1861-1881); minutes including proposal of Charles Hobkirk as secretary, lecture notes on topics including 'Manufacturers of the district depending on chemistry', 'Coal for products', 'Fatty matters' (1864-1881); membership records with subscription books and receipts for subscriptions from Charles Sikes, George Tindall and Charles Hobkirk; (1857-1870); registers of donations to the museum including from Joseph Tolson and Joseph Crosland (1862-63); proceedings including rules, annual reports, programmes and catalogues of exhibitions (1837-1882); financial records (1857-1874); correspondence (1857-1882); miscellaneous papers (1860-1877)
Holocaust Memorial Day - Kirklees Collection Fonds
2000s1 exhibition board and 3 art cases containing posters and exhibition material concerning Kirklees Council's commemorations of Holocaust Memorial Day between 2000-2015; including 1 art case containing exhibition material labelled 'Holocaust Memorial Day 2001', 2 art cases containing posters concerning genocide in Rwanda, and 1 exhibition board containing a map titled 'On the Trail of the Kindertransport'
Huddersfield Music Society Fonds
1918-PresentThis collection covers the society transactions of the Huddersfield Music Society. It includes records of decision making and financial transactions through minute books and accounts; some details of those involved in the club through subscriber information (closed due to the Data Protection Act) and catalogues of works played, along with programmes, tickets and publicity materials. Know as the Huddersfield Music Club until 1962, they changed their name to Huddersfield Music Society to become more inclusive. In the 1960s they made links with the College of Technology's Music Department, and for a while students participated concerts as part of their programme. In 1983 when looking for new accommodation they settled in St Paul's Hall on the University Campus. The Society has invited, and continues to invite many eminent musicians to give recitals, and over the years Benjamin Britten, Kathleen Ferrier and Paul Robeson have played concerts for them. [Source: Huddersfield Music Society site: http://www.huddersfield-music-society.org.uk/history.html]
Hopkinsons Limited Archive Fonds
1824-2005Records of Hopkinsons Limited, Huddersfield-based isolation and control valve manufacturer.
The archive comprises
Production records, including photographs, drawings, patents, factory production information and analysis records, and samples and equipment.
Corporate planning and administration records, including minutes of directors' and Board meetings.
Estates and facilities records, including site plans and photographs of premises.
Personnel records, including staff photographs, company magazines and newsletters, and staff social activities.
Marketing records, including product catalogues, photographs, exhibition awards and medallions, and company history.
Huddersfield Rugby League Players Association Archive Fonds
20th centuryAlso known as ex-players and past players association
Howard Rogerson Archive Fonds
1948-2017Howard Rogerson's archive covering his life and career in music. Howard studied music at Huddersfield Technical College from 1963 to 1967 and later taught clarinet at Huddersfield Polytechnic/University of Huddersfield between 1986 and 1996.
Throughout his career Howard Rogerson has been involved in many different ensembles, orchestras and music organisations and this is reflected in the records, including D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, Cosmos Quintet, Spohr Trio, Palm Court Concert Orchestra, Music Serenade, Aeolian Ensemble, Settle Orchestra and Opera North.
Each file contains varying amounts of information but records that are common to most files include correspondence and invoices concerning performances by the orchestra/group, concert programmes, promotional materials, reviews, administrative records.
The archive also includes personal memorabilia, and other concert programmes, and records relating to his education in Huddersfield.
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary Fonds
20th centuryHuddersfield Royal Infimary
Holset Archive Fonds