Today, Francesca discusses the work we've recently been doing on our Uncovering York's Sporting Heritage project... For many of York’s residents, men and women, young and old, the thrill of being in the crowd at Bootham Crescent and cheering on York City’s ‘Minstermen’ has been one of the defining experiences of York life. From the … Continue reading Uncovering York’s Football Heritage: A Look through the Archive
Tag: Community Collections
The mainstream news circles endlessly around the covid-19 pandemic. Our own movements, interactions, and activities are severely limited. Sometimes the days just seem to roll into one. So how can we find ways to delineate the hours and keep track of them? Is there a way to share our news with friends and family beyond … Continue reading “Our Letters Keep Us Very Busy.” 19th-Century Family Newspapers and How to Make Your Own
Meet Francesca, Archives Intern on our current project, Uncovering York's Sporting Heritage project. Today she talks you through what we have been up to so far, what's still to come, and how you can get involved... For many of us, sports provide some of our fondest memories. Playing games with friends and family as a … Continue reading Uncovering York’s Sporting Heritage
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!
This week I wanted to share the journey of one of our archive cataloguing projects and how we made a 78 box collection accessible to the public for the first time. Our volunteers work incredibly hard and you've heard from and about them in our earlier blog posts and on social media. They dedicate their … Continue reading Ware and tear – The challenges of cataloguing a large solicitors archive
Last Thursday I went along to my very first ‘Gateway to Your Archives’ workshop. It was a wonderful day and it was clear from the feedback we received that it was enjoyed by all. I thought I’d share my experiences with you, being new to the workshops myself! The day started the way any day … Continue reading Experiencing a ‘Gateway to Your Archives’ workshop for the very first time!
Forecasts for this Friday’s partial solar eclipse may be disappointingly cloudy, but did you know that you can still get your astronomy fix in the archives at York Explore? As you may have seen in a recent article by the York Press our Goodricke & Pigott astronomy collection (collection code: GPP; 1760-1815) is now available. … Continue reading Community Collections Spotlight: the Goodricke and Pigott astronomical archive