Borthwick Institute for Archives
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:
For further updates, check the projects section of our blog.
An archives project about the lived experiences of those who have interacted with the University of York over the last 60 years.
The Northern Way
A 3 year project funded by AHRC and run in partnership with the National Archives to investigate the political role of the 14th century archbishops of York.
AtoM at the Borthwick
Establishing Access to Memory (AtoM) as our new Archival Management System and online catalogue.
An ambitious two year project to create the Borthwick Institute's first online catalogue.
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.
Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Project
An eight month project to catalogue the records of the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust, from the 1960s to the 2000s.
The Yorkshire Historic Dictionary
An ambitious 15-month project to produce a new dictionary of historic Yorkshire terms.
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.
Filling the Digital Preservation gap
Exploring the potential of Archivematica to preserve research data
University of York Oral History
Voices from half a century: the University of York's oral history project, celebrating the University's 50th anniversary.
Fertile Ground: Records of the Women's Land Army in North Yorkshire
Exploring the records of WLA County Chairman Lady Celia Milnes Coates, 1938-1950.
The York Covid-19 Archive
In response to these unprecedented times, a new project has begun to collect the records of York’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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 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 Chocolate Apple
Promoting the Terry's archives, and recreating the Chocolate Apple, precursor to the Chocolate Orange.