Planning your project

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

Projects

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.

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

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Digitising the Retreat archive

Digitising the archive of the Retreat - one of the most important institutions in the care and treatment of mental health patients

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.

Lascelles Barbados Papers‌‌

Lascelles Barbados Papers

Conserving the Lascelles Slavery Archive, which documents part of the history of Caribbean Slavery at the end of the 18th century.

York's Archbishops' Registers Revealed

Digitising the Archbishops' Registers of the Diocese of York, 1225-1646

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.

Sir Alan Ayckbourn

Sir Alan Ayckbourn

The Alan Ayckbourn Archive is a goldmine of information not only for Sir Alan as an actor, writer and director, but also on late twentieth century theatre and the arts in general.

Church Court Records‌‌

Church Court Records

Cataloguing and imaging the case records created by the ecclesiastical courts of York between 1300 and 1858.

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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.

Equality in the Archives‌‌

Equality in the Archives

Promoting our collections exploring the history of human diversity, including disability, race, LGBT and women's history.