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Borthwick news: 2020

Friday Update Number Twenty Four

Friday 18 September 2020

We’re pleased to announce that the Borthwick has now officially re-opened so this will be the last closure update - but not the last regular update!


Friday Update Number Twenty Three

Thursday 10 September 2020

This week we’ve been taking bookings for the big reopening and adding a few more hospital records to Borthcat.


Friday Update Number Twenty Two

Friday 4 September 2020

This week we’ve added more Retreat and Clifton Hospital patient details, expanded our Southern African archives on Borthcat and begun reconfiguring the searchroom ready for our reopening on the 14th September.


Friday Update Number Twenty One

Thursday 27 August 2020

With only two weeks to go until we reopen we’ve been continuing work on our hospital catalogues and finalising the necessary changes to our usual service.


Friday Update Number Twenty

Thursday 20 August 2020

This week we’ve been turning our attention back to our hospital patient indexes and The Retreat Letter Project, adding more than 3,000 new entries to our online catalogue which detail the lives and experiences of men and women receiving psychiatric care in 19th century York.


Catalogue Downtime - 27th August

Wednesday 19 August 2020

Borthcat and the Lascelles Slavery Archive website will be unavailable between 07:30 and 09:30 on Thursday 27th August.


Friday Update Number Nineteen

Thursday 13 August 2020

With 3 weeks to go until we re-open to the public, we’ve been ironing out the necessary changes to our usual procedures as well as catching up on our retroconversion work and putting out a new video on the history of mental health in York.


Update 05/08/2020: Phased Return to On-site Services

Wednesday 5 August 2020

From 14th September the Borthwick will open to pre-booked researchers for access to archives and microfilm resources.


Remembering Trevor Cooper

Tuesday 4 August 2020

We were saddened to hear on the 24th July of the loss of our former Head of Conservation Trevor Cooper MBE.


Friday Update Number Eighteen

Thursday 30 July 2020

As we head into August we’ve added 17 new catalogues and 344 new archival descriptions to Borthcat as we continue to divide our time between working from home and our phased return to campus.


Friday Update Number Seventeen

Friday 24 July 2020

This week we have a new blog from our outgoing Archives Trainee and an update on our phased return to service.


Friday Update Number Sixteen

Thursday 16 July 2020

Our retroconversion work has slowed down this past week, but for a very good reason as we have completed the first steps of our phased return to on-site services.


Update: Phased Return to On-site Services

Monday 13 July 2020

From today a small number of staff will resume onsite working as part of our phased return to on-site services.


Friday Update Number Fifteen

Thursday 9 July 2020

This grey and drizzly week has given us plenty of time to stay inside and expand our online catalogue.


Friday Update Number Fourteen

Thursday 2 July 2020

It’s the beginning of our fifth month of working from home (the longest most of us have been away from the strongrooms) and the Community of the Resurrection catalogue is coming on apace.


Friday Update Number Thirteen

Thursday 25 June 2020

We’ve been enjoying high temperatures in York this week but our remote work goes on!


Friday Update Number Twelve

Thursday 18 June 2020

This week we have added two new complete catalogues to Borthcat and made two appearances in the regional and national press.


Friday Update Number Eleven

Thursday 11 June 2020

It has been a bumper week at the Borthwick with seven new complete catalogues added to Borthcat and a new blog delving into the connection between novelist Charles Dickens and our very own York Diocesan Archive.


Friday Update Number Ten

Friday 5 June 2020

After another busy week at the Borthwick we are pleased to bring you two new catalogues as well as an update from the university’s Rare Books collections.


Friday Update Number Nine

Thursday 28 May 2020

We hope you were all able to enjoy some of the good weather we had over the Bank Holiday weekend!


Friday Update Number Eight

Thursday 21 May 2020

This week we’ve made some impressive progress on our online catalogue Borthcat, adding 8 new complete catalogues comprising 677 individual archival descriptions!


Friday Update Number Seven

Thursday 14 May 2020

After a much appreciated long weekend, the Borthwick staff are back working from home.


Friday Update Number Six

Thursday 7 May 2020

A slightly earlier update this week as tomorrow is a Bank Holiday and we will all be taking the opportunity to take some time away from our computers and (hopefully) enjoy some fine spring weather.


Friday Update Number Five

Thursday 30 April 2020

The end of this week also marks the end of the Borthwick’s first full month of remote working.


Friday Update Number Four

Friday 24 April 2020

We’ve come to the end of another (very sunny!) week of remote working at the Borthwick Institute.


Friday Update Number Three

Friday 17 April 2020

The Borthwick was closed over the long Easter weekend but we are now back at work (at home...)


The York Covid-19 Archive

Monday 6 April 2020

These are unprecedented times - how are you making sense of them?


Friday Update Number Two

Friday 3 April 2020

Our second full week of remote working has seen 4 more catalogues uploaded to Borthcat, the continuation of valuable hospital indexing work, and unexpected Twitter success!


Enquiries Over Easter

Thursday 2 April 2020

The Borthwick's virtual service will close from 8th to 13th April for Easter.


Friday Update Number One

Thursday 26 March 2020

In our first full week working from home, we wanted to update you on what we've been doing...


Borthwick Closure

Wednesday 18 March 2020

The Borthwick Institute is closed until further notice.


IMPORTANT - Service Status

Tuesday 17 March 2020

Please note that the Borthwick's services will be disrupted for the foreseeable future.


URGENT - Closure 17th March 2020

Monday 16 March 2020

On Tuesday 17th March the Borthwick Institute for Archives will be closed.


City of Our Dreams - J.B. Morrell Publication

Tuesday 10 March 2020

The Borthwick Institute is pleased to announce the publication of Borthwick Texts and Studies number 44, City of our Dreams: J. B. Morrell and the shaping of modern York


April Opening Hours

Wednesday 4 March 2020

On the 3rd, 22nd and 23rd of April the Borthwick Searchroom will open at 10:00 am. The Searchroom will be closed all day on the 10th and 13th of April.


Digital Creativity Week 2020 (cancelled)

Thursday 27 February 2020

This event has been cancelled.


Online Resources - Downtime

Monday 24 February 2020

On Wednesday 26th February, some of our online resources will be unavailable owing to scheduled technical maintenance.


Searchroom Closure - Morning 19th February 2020

Monday 10 February 2020

On Wednesday 19th February the main searchroom will be closed until 1:30pm for a general staff meeting.