Heritage Quay looks after a wide variety of collections relating to art and design.
We hold the archives of Sally Jerome and Marion Rhodes, both of which contain personal artworks and materials relating to their careers. Both
women were students at the Huddersfield School of Art.
The repository also contains some excellent 19th century 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. It featured many rooms of material, from grand art old masters to the latest
technology in weaving and chemistry.
We also hold a rich assortment of material relating to textiles, such as the Huddersfield Textile Society Archive and the Textile Fabrics of India
Collection, as well as various journals and magazines. The Bilbille and Company Archive contains fabric sample books comprising of an extensive
range of woven, knitted and printed qualities for use in men’s and women’s fashion. We also hold many similar collections of fabric sample books,
such as Textiles-Paris-Echos or the J. Claude Frères and Cie. The Gleneden Post-War Design Archive is packed full of illustrations, tracings and
textile samples relating to the designs and concepts of the company. These designs encompassed Courtaulds Textiles, Sundour Fabrics, Gleneden
Textile, Collins and Aikman Automotive Fabrics.
If architecture is more your thing, then we also hold the archives of Peter Stead, Norman Culley, Andrew Buck, Roger Shaw and Geoffrey Rowe.
Links to collections relating to Art and Design are listed below in alphabetical order: