York: A City Making History

York: A City Making History

The blog of Explore York Archives service

Accidental archives

Posted: January 12, 2017, 11:41 am
We are now into the fourth month of the Past Caring Project and 2017 is shaping up to be a busy year getting York’s healthcare and poor law records sorted and catalogued. In a few months’ time we will be joined by a professional conservator, who will have the job of ensuring that all these fabulous […]

Something to do with everything

Posted: November 22, 2016, 10:35 am
Well, here we are at the end of my eighth week on the Past Caring project. It has been a busy time, with my first few weeks spent meeting lots of new people, getting to grips with project goals, and getting my head around a new set of collections! Over the last few weeks I […]

New season, new staff member, new project

Posted: October 13, 2016, 2:59 pm
Hello everyone Autumn is well and truly upon us and for Explore York Libraries and Archives the new season brings with it an exciting new project, and me, the latest staff member to join the team. I’m Julie-Ann and over the next two years I will be researching and cataloguing the poor law and healthcare […]

A great start to 2016!

Posted: April 12, 2016, 3:35 pm
I know I’ve been really quiet on the blog recently, but rest assured I have been working away behind the scenes. One of my big pieces of work at the end of last year was the creation of our 2016 Access Plan. The Access Plan will become an annual piece of work, letting you know […]

Farewell from your Community Collections & Outreach Archivist

Posted: March 29, 2016, 2:49 pm
The time has come to reflect and officially bring to a close the York: Gateway to History project. It has been an incredible two years and we at Explore have come together as one Library and Archive service. My role on the project is also coming to an end this week and I can’t believe […]

Bye Everyone!

Posted: January 29, 2016, 3:57 pm
The time has come for me to leave Explore so I thought I’d share a few of my favourite memories with you from the last 7 months. And what an incredible 7 months it’s been! I feel very privileged to have had the chance to work on the York: Gateway to History project- I’ve met […]

Introducing ‘Voices of the Archives’…

Posted: January 20, 2016, 11:24 am
I’m afraid I’ve been reasonably quiet on the blog over the past month, but I’ve been working away on our Voices of the Archives campaign. And what an exciting project it’s been! It all started off with an idea to promote some of our community archive collections- but we didn’t want to show you the […]

York Panorama: A Few of my Favourite Panels!

Posted: December 22, 2015, 4:24 pm
Those of you who follow us on Twitter and Facebook will know that we’ve been counting down the days to Christmas with an archive advent of different panels from our new public art installation. But if you don’t follow us on social media then fear not! I’m going to highlight a few of my favourite […]

Our Art Installation has Landed!!

Posted: December 3, 2015, 3:53 pm
It’s been an exciting week here at Explore York Libraries and Archives! On Friday night, it was our community celebration event to mark the end of our Heritage Lottery Funded York: Gateway to History project. Not only that, it was also the launch of our fabulous new public art installation! The piece was produced by […]

Partnering with York Learning

Posted: November 27, 2015, 11:41 am
The York: Gateway to History project has worked with so many different people to improve engagement with archives. One of the ways we have done this is through our partnership with York Learning, part of City of York Council. They provide a wide range of courses and opportunities ‘to support lifelong learning, develop people’s skills […]