Libraries and archives in South Yorkshire


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Sheffield Archives

52 Shoreham Street
Sheffield S1 4SP

sheffield.gov.uk

Sheffield Archives collects, preserves and lists written and other records relating to Sheffield and South Yorkshire, and makes them available for reference and research. The records date from the 12th century to the present day and include: business records, ecclesiastical records, family and estate records, local government records, local public records and records from individuals.

Rotherham Archives & Local Studies Service

Clifton Park Museum, Clifton Lane,
Rotherham S65 2AA

rotherham.gov.uk

The Archives and Local Studies Service holds over 700 archive collections in its secure and environmentally controlled strong rooms. We currently have over 4000 boxes of archives, which would fill over 8 double decker buses. The archival documents cover the history of the whole of Rotherham Borough from 1328 to the present day.

National Fairground Archive at University of Sheffield

Western Bank Library, University of Sheffield, Western Bank
Sheffield S10 2TN

shef.ac.uk

The National Fairground Archive (NFA) was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Sheffield in 1994, with the support of the Showmen's Guild of Great Britain and the Fairground Association of Great Britain. Housed in the Main Library, it is a unique collection of photographic, printed, manuscript and audiovisual material covering all aspects of the culture of travelling showpeople, their organisation as a community, their social history and everyday life; and the artefacts and machinery of fairgrounds. Collections: The NFA collections are continuing to grow: there are now over 80,000 images in the photographic collection, in addition to audio and video material, journals and magazines, and nearly 3,000 monographs. The collection also includes a unique body of fairground ephemera (programmes, handbills, posters, charters and proclamations, plans and drawings).

Doncaster Archives

King Edward Road, Balby
Doncaster DN4 0NA

doncaster.gov.uk

Doncaster's Archives & Local Studies department holds historical borough information from the earliest times to the present day.

Clifton Park Museum

Clifton Lane, Rotherham
Rotherham S65 2AA

rotherham.gov.uk

The museum is located within Clifton House, a Grade II* listed building designed by John Carr. The house was built in 1783 as the home of Joshua Walker, son of the founder of Rotherham Ironworks, and it retains many period features. Collections: The House has been a museum since 1893, and is the base of Rotherham Borough's Museums, Galleries and Heritage Service. Its collections aim to reflect the natural, social and industrial development of the town of Rotherham itself as well as the geographical area covered by the Rotherham Borough.

Barnsley Archives & Local Studies

Barnsley Central Library, Shambles Street
Barnsley S70 2JF

goo.gl

Our archives and local studies exist to preserve and make available historic records and printed material relating to the borough.

13th/18th Royal Hussar - Queen Mary's Own

Cannon Hall, Cawthorne
Barnsley S75 4AT

lightdragoons.org.uk

As with the regiment, The Light Dragoons Regimental Association was born from the amalgamation of two thriving Regimental Associations, 13/18H and 15/19H in December 1992. Centred around the administrative offices of Home Headquarters, its primary objectives are in maintaining contact between former members, fostering mutual friendship and providing for social gatherings.