Planning your project

Things to consider if you'll be using material from the archives as part of your own project:


We are involved in a wide range of projects and also encourage others to use our archives to inform their own project work.

We are proud to be able to offer access to our materials to a range of projects and individuals.

Recent projects making use of our archives include:

Our projects

For further updates, check the projects section of our blog.

The Yorkshire Historic Dictionary

An ambitious 15-month project to produce a new dictionary of historic Yorkshire terms.

YWT/A177, Robin after bathing

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Project

A twelve month project to catalogue the archive of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and promote access to a broad range of audiences.

Proposed ingest workflow at University of York

Filling the Digital Preservation gap

Exploring the potential of Archivematica to preserve research data

Who were the Aero Girls?‌‌

Who were the Aero Girls?

An art and social history project to find out more about the renowned painters and fascinating sitters of these Rowntree's archive paintings.

The Rowntree Archives: Poverty, Philanthropy and the Birth of Social Science

Cataloguing the the archives of the Rowntree Trusts, the Rowntree family, the research papers of Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree and the papers of Professor Sir Tony Atkinson.

Atkinson Brierley‌‌

Atkinson Brierley architectural archive

Conservation of the Atkinson Brierley architectural archive.

We hope to improve access to the plans and increase the stability of the collection.

Reimagining the Terry's Chocolate Apple

Reimagining the Chocolate Apple

Promoting the Terry's archives, and recreating the Chocolate Apple, precursor to the Chocolate Orange.


AtoM at the Borthwick

Establishing Access to Memory (AtoM) as our new Archival Management System and online catalogue.


Project Genesis

An ambitious two year project to create the Borthwick Institute's first online catalogue.

Digitisation of the Visitation Court Books‌‌

Digitisation of the Visitation Court Books

Digitising, indexing and making available visitation records for the Archdeaconry of York between 1598 & 1690.

Oral History‌‌

University of York Oral History

Voices from half a century: the University of York's oral history project, celebrating the University's 50th anniversary.