The History Centre brings together the
material held by the City Archives and Local
Studies Library with those held by the University of Hull.
These include the City’s borough archives, dating back to
1299 and amongst the
best in the country; records relating to the port and docks of
Hull; papers of companies and organisations reflecting Hull’s
history; papers of notable individuals including Andrew
Marvell, Philip Larkin, Amy Johnson and William Wilberforce; records relating to
local and national politics and pressure groups; and
over 100,000 photographs, illustrations; maps and
plans, newspapers, special collections and reference
sources relating to Hull and the East Riding.
This section includes information on the behind the scenes work
that we do and collections that have been featured in the media.
Bringing this wealth of material together will
contribute to the improvements being made in the city
to raise educational aspirations and achievement. Staff
at the Centre will create resources for primary and secondary schools
in areas such as History, English, Literacy and Citizenship. We
also run regular events
Northern Collaboration 2013 conference in Huddersfield
about the History Centre project - the
presentation (PDF, 2.6MB) is available if you want to read