Wednesday 16 December 2020
We were very sad to hear of the death last week of Ann Rycraft.
Monday 7 December 2020
The Borthwick will be closed over the Christmas period between 18th December and 4th January.
Friday 27 November 2020
Welcome to the Borthwick's December newsletter.
Sunday 22 November 2020
Add value to your assignments and research by exploring the unique resources, only available here at York, relating to a wide range of academic subjects, held on campus at the Borthwick Institute for Archives.
Tuesday 3 November 2020
Following the introduction of new national restrictions to control COVID-19, due to come into force on Thursday 5th November, we are making the following temporary changes to our services.
Thursday 29 October 2020
Welcome to the Borthwick's November newsletter.
Wednesday 30 September 2020
Welcome to the Borthwick Institute’s first monthly newsletter! We’ll be keeping you up to date with our new accessions and catalogues, exciting news and discoveries from the archives and the Borthwick in the media.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
Wednesday 19 August 2020
Borthcat and the Lascelles Slavery Archive website will be unavailable between 07:30 and 09:30 on Thursday 27th August.
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.
Wednesday 5 August 2020
From 14th September the Borthwick will open to pre-booked researchers for access to archives and microfilm resources.
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.
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 24 July 2020
This week we have a new blog from our outgoing Archives Trainee and an update on our phased return to service.
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.
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.
Thursday 9 July 2020
This grey and drizzly week has given us plenty of time to stay inside and expand our online catalogue.
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.
Thursday 25 June 2020
We’ve been enjoying high temperatures in York this week but our remote work goes on!
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.
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 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.
Thursday 28 May 2020
We hope you were all able to enjoy some of the good weather we had over the Bank Holiday weekend!
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!
Thursday 14 May 2020
After a much appreciated long weekend, the Borthwick staff are back working from home.
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.
Thursday 30 April 2020
The end of this week also marks the end of the Borthwick’s first full month of remote working.
Friday 24 April 2020
We’ve come to the end of another (very sunny!) week of remote working at the Borthwick Institute.
Friday 17 April 2020
The Borthwick was closed over the long Easter weekend but we are now back at work (at home...)
Monday 6 April 2020
These are unprecedented times - how are you making sense of them?
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!
Thursday 2 April 2020
The Borthwick's virtual service will close from 8th to 13th April for Easter.
Thursday 26 March 2020
In our first full week working from home, we wanted to update you on what we've been doing...
Wednesday 18 March 2020
The Borthwick Institute is closed until further notice.
Tuesday 17 March 2020
Please note that the Borthwick's services will be disrupted for the foreseeable future.
Monday 16 March 2020
On Tuesday 17th March the Borthwick Institute for Archives will be closed.
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
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.
Thursday 27 February 2020
This event has been cancelled.
Monday 24 February 2020
On Wednesday 26th February, some of our online resources will be unavailable owing to scheduled technical maintenance.
Monday 10 February 2020
On Wednesday 19th February the main searchroom will be closed until 1:30pm for a general staff meeting.