Borthwick Institute Blog
The blog for the Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York
Thursday, 9 May 2019
Here’s looking at EU - Borthcat data shared with major networks
Just in time to celebrate Europe Day , we have successfully shared Borthcat ’s catalogue descriptions with two major online portals: Archi...
Thursday, 20 December 2018
Lawrence Rowntree – A Life in Letters (Part Two): ‘I have health & strength & can probably find some way of making myself useful at last, if I look for it.’
Written by Rosie Denton and Sally-Anne Shearn Part one can be read here ‘I want to run over & have a talk with you sometime. I ...
Lawrence Rowntree - A Life in Letters (Part One)
Written by Rosie Denton Those of you based in York may have already heard of Lawrence Edmund Rowntree, the subject of a recent exhibit ...
Friday, 23 November 2018
A Year in the Life of a Borthwick Trainee
In July 2017, I became the latest in a long line of Borthwick Institute Trainees when I accepted the position over the phone while wedged...
Monday, 19 November 2018
When the guns fell silent: York and the 1918 flu
The signing of the Armistice in November 1918 was a bittersweet time for the people of York. Doubtless, many would have been looking forwar...
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
The magic of Yorkshire's history can sometimes be literal as well as figurative! We are all familiar with the idea of wisemen and...
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