Borthwick Institute for Archives

The Borthwick Institute for Archives is the specialist archive service of the University of York, York, England. It is one of the biggest archive repositories outside London.[1] The Borthwick was founded in 1953 as The Borthwick Institute of Historical Research.[2] It was originally based at St Anthony's Hall, a fifteenth-century guild hall on Peaseholme Green, in central York. It is now based in a new, purpose-built building, situated adjacent to the J.B. Morrell Library on the University of York's Heslington campus. This new building was made possible due to a grant of £4.4 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund[1][3] and designed by Leach Rhodes Walker and Buro Happold.[4]

Special collectionsEdit

The special collections held by the University of York Library are viewed in the Borthwick Searchrooms.

  • Records of the Diocese of York
  • Probate Records for the Diocese of York
  • Parish Records for the Archdeaconry of York
  • Records of the York Health Trust
  • Records of local families, e.g. Yarburgh and the Hickleton Wood Family, Earls of Halifax including Edward Wood
  • The University of York Archive

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "University Library and archives:Borthwick Institute - Welcome". Borthwick Institute for Archives. University of York. Archived from the original on 18 April 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Our origins". Borthwick Institute for Archives. The University of York. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Lottery secures Archive's Future". The Northern Echo. Newsquest Media Group. 27 July 2002. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
  4. ^ "Borthwick Institute". Buro Happold Website. Buro Happold. 2004. Archived from the original on 25 November 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2009.

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Coordinates: 53°56′57″N 1°03′08″W / 53.94919°N 1.05211°W / 53.94919; -1.05211