Author: Sarah Tester (CC&O Archivist)

Gateway to Your Archives: A Sneak Preview!

You’ve probably read in my previous blog posts that I’m currently planning archive training workshops for community groups across York. As I start bringing the content for these workshops together, here’s a sneak preview of what’s coming in 2015! The consultation process for the Gateway to History project revealed to us very early on that … Continue reading Gateway to Your Archives: A Sneak Preview!

Creating a legacy for York’s Veterans

Today is the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, and with this in mind I wanted to share with you a new project we’re running as part of the Gateway to History project. You may have seen on the news today that there are a lot of anniversary ceremonies and services taking place out in Normandy. Veterans … Continue reading Creating a legacy for York’s Veterans

Creating community connections

As we head towards the summer I’m reflecting on my time in York, since those days in early January when I first started. I’m very lucky to be living and working in such a beautiful city and to be meeting such enthusiastic people with interesting archives and projects to share. I thought I'd use this … Continue reading Creating community connections

Delving into 150 years of local Primary School history

The Gateway to History project has launched its first pilot volunteer led community research project. We’re working with Lord Deramore’s Primary School in Heslington to help them understand their history so it can be interpreted for pupils in the classroom as part of the 2014-15 curriculum. Lord Deramore’s Primary School is the one of the … Continue reading Delving into 150 years of local Primary School history

There’s a lot going on and we’re going to be part of it!

I’ve been very busy over the past month, so here’s a breakdown in numbers of what we’ve got so far: I’ve recorded and categorised 577 community groups across York; Identified 129 community collections to which authority files and collection level descriptions need to be created; There are a total of 54 community groups represented by … Continue reading There’s a lot going on and we’re going to be part of it!

Exploring York and York Exploring

I’ve been at City of York Council for a month now, so what have I been doing? Well, my main focus has been to get a better idea of what non-civic archive collections we hold. Over the past month I’ve worked my way through a total of 1,023  individual archive entries, relying mostly on the … Continue reading Exploring York and York Exploring

A New Year a new project!

Happy New Year and welcome to the first post about the York: Gateway to History Heritage Lottery Funded project. ‘York: Gateway to History is an exciting project to create a 21st century Archive and Local History Service for York - a service which serves and reflects all communities and cultures, past and present, in this … Continue reading A New Year a new project!