Our collections

We cover a vast array of topics and subjects within our collections so we are sure we have something for everyone interested in the heritage of West Yorkshire. Our collection strengths include:

  • Church Records
  • Family and Estate Records
  • Local Authority Records
  • Hospital and Health Records
  • Trade Union Records
  • Manufacturing Business Records

We also hold collections on the following areas:

Local Clubs and Societies

Cultural and ethnic groups

Small local businesses

Popular culture

Charitable organisations

Political papers

Non-Christian faith based groups

we are always looking to enhance and improve our collections in all of the above areas.

We would appreciate your feedback on any key areas you feel we do not currently cover, or would like to access more information on. Please contact us with ideas and suggestions.

Why donate records to us

If you decide you want to donate your records with us we can provide professional assistance throughout the whole process.

We can help with:

  • Surveying your deposit
  • Arranging collection of your deposit and transport to our offices
  • Storage of your deposit in environmentally monitored facilities
  • Adding your deposit to our online catalogue
  • Conservation work subject to assessment

For further information on depositing records please see our user guide. If you have records you wish to deposit with us and would like more detailed advice please contact us. 

For links to our collections and user guides click here