“Computer discs aren’t archives, are they?”

 Well yes, they can be.  Many people think of archives as dusty old manuscripts, parchment deeds and sepia photographs. It’s certainly true that an awful lot of the records we hold at the West Yorkshire Archive Service fit that description (apart from the “dusty”- our Conservation team work very hard to ensure that doesn’t happen!).  … Continue reading “Computer discs aren’t archives, are they?”


Take flight!

November marks the launch of the 2009 Archive Awareness campaign. The theme this year is "take flight!" On the theme of flight here is a short article by Tish at our Bradford office about some interesting entertainments in Peel Park, Bradford. The images are from Bradford Borough Council, Town Clerk, papers regarding Peel Park, 1D82. Peel Park … Continue reading Take flight!

Cataloguing Projects @ WYAS

 Cataloguing is just part of the work the Collections Team does; amongst other things we are involved in improvements to our online catalogue, producing guides to our collections, encouraging new deposits and working with volunteers. However, cataloguing is an important aspect of our work.  The Collections Team undertakes cataloguing work which benefits WYAS’s 5 offices (Bradford, … Continue reading Cataloguing Projects @ WYAS