It’s been an exciting week here at Explore York Libraries and Archives! On Friday night, it was our community celebration event to mark the end of our Heritage Lottery Funded York: Gateway to History project. Not only that, it was also the launch of our fabulous new public art installation! The piece was produced by … Continue reading Our Art Installation has Landed!!
Yep- it’s time for another one of these posts where I pick out some of our lovely community collections to show you again. This time, I’ve chosen to tell you about a collection that is very special to me, as it was the first-ever collection that I catalogued! It is the York Penitentiary Society collection … Continue reading Digging for gold in our community collections: Round Three!
Just like last week’s blog post, this post focuses on some individual items from our wonderful community archive collections (and yes, I am biased- but I hope you’ll soon see why I think they’re so wonderful!). Don't forget- you can click on any of the images in this post to see a larger version of … Continue reading Digging for gold in our community collections: Round Two!
Working with Explore’s diverse community collections is fantastic. We manage collections not only from local community groups, but from families, individuals and businesses too. No collection is the same, and that is what makes them so special. What is even more exciting is when you come across an item in a collection that really stands … Continue reading Digging for gold in our community collections…
Calling all history-bods, archive boffins and Poppletonians! There's a new display at Poppleton Library and you must go and see it! I’ve recently been working with the Poppleton History Society (PHS) to create a display showcasing some items from their wonderful archive collection. Their collection first became publicly available in 2014 as part of Explore's … Continue reading Popping into Poppleton’s History!
A nice part of my job is when I feel inspired by an archive collection that I am working on. This happened most recently when I was cataloguing the Ebor Cycling Club collection (ECC), and what a gem their archive collection turned out to be! I have enjoyed cycling ever since I was a child- … Continue reading Finding inspiration in the archives…