Borthwick Catalogue

fonds UL16 - Fragments and bindings

Identity area

Reference code

UL16

Title

Fragments and bindings

Date(s)

  • [15th century]-1982 (Creation)

Level of description

fonds

Extent and medium

0.01 cubic metres

1 box

Context area

Name of creator

Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York

Biographical history

The Borthwick Institute of Historical Research was established in 1953 and was run by the Academic Development Committee of York Civic Trust (to 1956) and then by the York Academic Trust (1956-1963). These were both independent bodies which had no national or local government support.

The Borthwick Institute was founded as part of a programme of academic activities designed to support the city of York's campaign for a university, to provide more suitable accommodation for the York Diocesan Archive and to make this archive publicly available to scholars for the first time. The Borthwick was supported by an endowment, the Borthwick Trust, and was situated at St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, York. The Borthwick became part of the new University of York in October 1963.

In 2005 the Borthwick’s new £6.5m state-of-the-art accommodation opened on the University of York’s Heslington campus. The new building was supported by a major grant of £4,415,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. In the same year the Borthwick merged with the University Library. It was renamed the Borthwick Institute for Archives and became part of the University Library and Archives.

Since 2004 the Borthwick Institute has provided a records management and archive service for the corporate records of its parent body, the University of York. The University Records Manager and Archivist is also the University's Data Protection and Freedom of Information officer. In 2012 the Borthwick Institute began to establish a digital archive at the Borthwick Institute with the appointment of a Digital Archivist.

Archival history

This archive forms part of the University Library Manuscripts collection.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in the 1980s.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Leaf from the 'Polychronicon' by Ranulphus Higden, [15th-17th century]; leaf from paper book with heading of rolls of the court of the Isle of Man for the year to Michaelmas 1605, [1605]; partial paper leaf containing a list of names and amounts of money, n.d.; limp vellum book cover made from a lease dated 1698.

Accruals

Further accruals are expected.

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Conditions governing access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including the Data Protection Act 1998.

24 hours’ notice is required to access photographic material.

Conditions governing reproduction

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' 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.

Language of material

  • English
  • Latin

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Finding aids

A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

GB193

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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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created by S. A. Shearn, 28.04.17.

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