Monday, October 10, 2011

History to Herstory

More than 80,000 fascinating documents that uncover the lives led by Yorkshire women such as Charlotte Bronte in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are now available online. Researchers, archivists and the general public can now explore a vast online archive of diaries, letters, journals, minutes and other written material plus photographs and artworks that tell the story of women’s lives as led in the home, the workplace, the political arena and even the asylum.
The digitised material comes from the holdings of the West Yorkshire Archives, the archives of the University of Huddersfield, plus Hull University and the Bronte Society. The site also includes packages of learning materials on themes such as women and politics, women at work, women at war and women’s correspondence, which can be used for a wide variety of educational purposes.