fonds BSIM - Records of Barbara Joan Sim

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Records of Barbara Joan Sim


  • 1940-2014 (Creation)

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0.02 cubic metres

1 box

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Biographical history

Barbara Joan Sim was born in South Duffield c.1943. Her association with the Church Army, a society of evangelists within the Anglican Communion, which exists to enable people to come to a living faith in Jesus Christ and reaches out to people in challenging circumstances, began c.1966. By 2011, Barbara was an Ambassador for the Church Army.

Barbara was a gifted singer. She sang in London's Royal Albert and Festival Halls, in York Minster, Canterbury Cathedral and Wakefield Cathedral, as well as entertaining people in care homes and hospitals. Barbara completed foundation courses in Humanities and Theology at the Open University and St. John's University in York prior to 2011

Barbara Joan Sim died in Hemingbrough, Selby, on 19 June 2014 at the age of 71.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was gifted to the Borthwick Institute in 2015 in accordance with the will of Barbara Joan Sim.

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Scope and content

Diaries, biography, music certificates, photographs, genealogical papers, and musical recordings, c.1940-2014.


Further accruals are not expected.

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Conditions governing access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws. 24 hours' notice is required to access photographic material., .

Conditions governing reproduction

Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute, University of York, terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

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  • English

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Includes musical recordings. Access to audiovisual material may be restricted due to technical requirements, please contact the Borthwick Institute for more information.

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This material has not yet been catalogued. Please contact the Borthwick Institute for more information.

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GB 193

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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