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.
Sir Joseph Percival William Mallalieu 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]
Julian Rushton collection of letters from Elizabeth Maconchy and Phyllis Tate Fonds
1971-1973Five letters from Elizabeth Maconchy and seven letters from Phyllis Tate to Julian Rushton concerning a composition competition held at the Wangford Festival, Suffolk in the 1970s. Julian Rushton was the co-ordinator of the festival and Phyllis Tate and Elizabeth Maconchy were the expert judges of the competition.
A W Kaye, Violinist: Research and Correspondence Fonds
1908-1974Research material gathered and created by Paul Wade. Includes photographs of orchestra, information on pupils etc. of the Huddersfield-based violin teacher, conductor and musician Arthur W Kaye.
2 x photographs of the Huddersfield Permanent Orchestra in Huddersfield Town Hall, c1930s
1 x folder of biography of Kaye by Paul Wade (manuscript). 1974
1 x folder of records used for production of biography in 1974.
1 x file of research material, including assorted clippings, letters and notes, gathered in 1974 and dating from the 1920s onwards.
2 x concert programmes, 1915 and 1925-1926
1 x Huddersfield School of Music syllabus 1908
3 x Photographs of Reginald Stead ('Reggie Stead').
Kirklees Image Archive Fonds
Late 19th century-20th centuryPhotographic archive containing over 250,000 negatives (predominantly glass plates), prints and lantern slides. Images date back to later 19th century and the vast majority relate to the Kirklees area and are topographical in nature. The collection can be divided into two main sections - those taken before 1940 which were acquired through purchase and donation by individual museums, and secondly the photographic archive of the Huddersfield Daily Examiner for the period 1948-1984.
Many items from this collection are available in digital copy on the website http://www.kirkleesimages.org.uk/ which contains 61,842 images from the collection: the website can be browsed, searched and prints can be purchased. Please note the Examiner photographs (reference no. KIA/EX) are currently unavailable on the Kirklees Images Archive website. Kirklees Museums and Galleries have an off-line catalogue of the photographs so if you would like more information regarding obtaining a digital copy from the Examiner photographs please contact them at email@example.com
This collection is owned by Kirklees Museums and Galleries, and Heritage Quay provides storage and public access to the collection. Public access to uncatalogued parts of the collection may be restricted, although Heritage Quay will make reasonable endeavours to assist those who want to use the collection.
Kirklees Theatre Trust and the Lawrence Batley Theatre Archive Fonds
c1970s-2017This collection contains the records of the Kirklees Theatre Trust prior to the establishment of the Lawrence Batley Theatre, and after. It also contains ephemera produced by visiting musicians and production companies.
The Community Outreach section contains records relating to the audience development programme, c.2000, which aimed to increase theatre attendance from under-represented groups including black and Asian people; and records of the Friends of the Lawrence Batley Theatre.
The Estates Management series contains minutes, correspondence, drawings and contracts relating to two major capital works programmes: the initial conversion of the building into a theatre, and the redevelopment of the North Wing into better rehearsal space. There is also one document relating to the 2004 redevelopment of 6-8 Queen Street. Photographs of the conversion works can be found in KTT/PTT/1.
The Productions section contains documents which were generated during the process of drafting, developing, rehearsing and staging various in-house productions, staged between 1993 and 2002. Documents include rehearsal schedules, audition contact sheets, draft scripts and musical scores.
The Fundraising records document the efforts of the Kirklees Theatre Trust to generate additional revenue through corporate sponsorship; grants from funding bodies; and donations from individuals through the ‘name a seat’ programme, ‘Gift Aid’ donations, and other schemes (1993-2004).
The Kirklees Theatre Trust Constitution and Committees section contains records generated by the official committees of the Kirklees Theatre Trust from 1991-2000. These incomplete series document the decisions made by the Trust and other stakeholders during the conversion and afterwards. Documents generated during the early 1980s, when the ABC cinema on Market Street was considered as a potential venue to house the theatre, are also featured here.
The Artistic Directorship section contains the working files of the first artistic director, Ron McAllister. He had creative input in many of the theatre’s home-grown productions, and also played a lead role in fundraising efforts. These files reflect his varied role, and feature correspondence relating to the staging of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, bids for grant funding, and the theatre’s creative partnership with the Hudawi Cultural Centre (1996-2000).
At the time of the conversion, the Methodist Church owned the freehold to the theatre building, but the leasehold belonged to the Council. The files in the Legal Affairs series relate to the management of this lease (1989-1997).
Researchers interested in how shows, concerts and events were brought to the attention of the public may wish to consult the publicity files within the Publicity and Marketing section, which contain marketing strategies, press releases and photographs of performers. Additional, loose publicity photographs can be found within KTT/PT/1. The Publicity and Marketing series also contains posters, brochures and programmes (1994-2016).
The Project Management section contains records generated during the lottery funded project to establish an archive of the Lawrence Batley Theatre. It is in this section that the scope of the archive widens, and programmes, press cuttings and other ephemera relating to the history of theatre in Huddersfield generally, and the history of the Lawrence Batley Theatre building are included. Oral history recordings and written reminiscences on these subjects are also present.
Left Book Club Fonds
1932-1952Incomplete set of publications by the Left Book Club, a publishing group that exerted a strong left-wing influence in the UK particularly during 1936 to 1948. The Club offered a monthly book choice, for sale to members only, as well as a newsletter that acquired the status of a major political magazine. It also held an annual rally. It ceased publishing in 1948 in its original form, with the concept and series being revived in 2015, following at least one earlier effort to relaunch the series in the early 2000s.
Fred Lumb Archive Fonds
1896-1957Rugby League, Cricket and other sports memorabilia
Michael Clapham MP Archive Fonds
c1978-2010The archive of Michael Clapham, MP for Barnsley West and Penistone from 1992-2010. The records concern Clapham's work in parliament and in his constituency (1992-2010), as well as records that specifically relate to coal mining and the National Union of Mineworkers (c1980-2010), and records of the Barnsley West and Penistone Labour Party (1978-2006).
During his political career he was a member of:
• Trade and Industry Committee, 1992-1997
• Parliamentary Private Secretary to Alan Milburn (Minister of State, Dept. of Health) 1997
• Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Committee, 2007-2008
• Business and Enterprise Committee, 2008-2009
• Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, 2009-2010.
• NATO Parliamentary Assembly
• North Atlantic Assembly
• Chair of the All-Party Occupational Safety and Health Group
• Chair of the All-Party Coal Fields Communities Group
• Vice-Chair of the All-Party Fire Safety Group
During his time in parliament, he attended the following Public Bill Committee sitting:
• Damages (Asbestos-Related Conditions) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
• Health and Safety (Offences) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
• Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill Committee (7 out of 11)
• Compensation Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
• Drugs Bill Committee (5 out of 6)
• Carers (Equal Opportunities) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
• Railways and Transport Safety Bill Committee (17 out of 18)
• Equine Welfare (Ragwort Control) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
Adrian Mealing 'Ian McMillan' Memorabilia Fonds
1994-2010This collection of memorabilia held by McMillan's touring manager includes copies of his poetry and non-fiction publications. It also includes publicity material, press releases and reviews of his projects and live performances from postcards to large format advertising posters. A small and not comprehensive collection of his, audio, video and radio broadcasts is also included. This covers his career from the early 1990s until 2010 when the collection was deposited with the archive.
This collection was catalogued by Helen Bates, Archives Volunteer, in September 2014, under the guidance of Lindsay Ince, Assistant Archivist & Records Manager.