This week we launched our new First World War pop-up banners at the York Picture house to be displayed alongside the York Alternative History Group’s WW1 film season. Running until late November, our exhibition gives people a sneak peek into the York Explore archive collections and highlights documents relating to the impact the First World … Continue reading Exhibition extra! More local stories from the First World War in York
Tag: Heritage Lottery Fund
Hello! I’m Francesca - the new Community Collections Assistant working on the York: Gateway to History project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. For the next six months I will be working alongside Sarah (Community Collections and Outreach Archivist) where I will be making a start on cataloguing our community archive collections whilst also identifying … Continue reading An archaeologist in the archives
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!
Welcome to my first and last blog post! This is a week of mixed feelings for me, because after five years leading the York Archives & Local History team (in the past few months jointly with Victoria Hoyle) I am now leaving to take up a new post as Project Curator at the London Transport … Continue reading Making a mark…
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
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!
Another new voice on the blog! I'm Victoria Hoyle, the City Archivist; or at least 40% of the City Archivist. I job-share the role with Richard Taylor, working on a Monday and Tuesday. The rest of the time I am studying for a PhD about archives and communities in York. (More on that another time!) My job … Continue reading How to build a new archive, Part 1
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
There are 6 weeks left for my part of the CMH project, and so you might think it is nearly time for me to start winding down the blog. Not so! Instead of closing it down we are instead going to open it up. They’ll be new authors and topics, as we morph it into a … Continue reading Past, Present, Future
Hello readers and apologies for the sudden hush that has descended onto this blog. It has been a very busy month, and blogging has had to take a back seat so that deadlines can be met. Most importantly though... WE GOT THE BID! Hopefully you will have heard this already, but we have been successful … Continue reading Like a swan: serene on top, paddling furiously underneath.