Collection mainly focuses on material generated by the City of Leeds Training College and Carnegie Physical Training College. These include handbooks and prospectuses of the colleges dating from 1913 to 1970s, documents relating to the early years of Carnegie College, Carnegie College trip to Berlin Olympics in 1936. training college magazine ‘The Owl’ from 1930s, donations from alumni from various period, military items from 1940s when college was an Army Training Centre.
The donation contains ten 16mm and one 8mm films showing Carnegie College of Physical Training shot by Ambrose Congdon, a keen amateur filmmaker, during his time at Carnegie in 1936-38. Congdon caught on film his fellow students at work and play, including shots of Mr and Mrs Major relaxing in their garden. He also filmed the beginning of land clearances for the 1938 extensions to Carnegie College. The films capture the 1937 Festival of Youth. There is also a photograph/scrap album from the same period. Included are letters received by Congdon during the months after he and his contemporaries left Carnegie.
This modest collection contains books covering all parts of Yorkshire with an emphasis on West Yorkshire and Leeds in particular. Notable volumes include the 2nd edition of Thoresby’s Ducatus Leodiensis, Whitaker’s expanded edition Leodis and Elmete and Allen’s New and complete history of the county of York.
Reminisces of 1910-12 CLTC student Thomas Halliwell, Teaching practice notes of CLTC student Samuel Childs. Teaching practice notes of CLTC student Ada Sones. College ephemera including handbooks. George Sprittles scrapbook dating from the time the College buildings were the 2nd Northern General Hospital during WW1.
Carnegie cricket books; Yorkshire Training College of Housecraft ephemera including college magazines and book presented by Mary Princess Royal; City of Leeds Training College notebooks, visitors book and Leeds School of Art record of student careers.
This small collection contains items that once belonged to Dr Woodhouse including his camera, home made episcope, film and photographs taken in and around the City of Leeds Training College and his doctorate thesis. His family thought it fitting that some of his personal items should remain on the site of his place of work.
Majority of records cover the post-war period from the mid-1940s up to mid-2000s, geographically covering Leeds, West Yorkshire and the wider county. Includes Society published journals, minutes and agenda of WYSA ruling body, lease of premises, articles of association, accounts, trusts and scholarships.