The following source list was originally available only on paper in one of the West Yorkshire Archive Service offices. It may have been compiled many years ago and could be out of date. It was designed to act as a signpost to records of interest on a particular historical subject, but may relate only to one West Yorkshire district, or be an incomplete list of sources available. Please feel free to add or update with any additional information.
During the creation of a digital community archive on www.nowthen.org.uk a list was created of collections in relation to the Irish community in West Yorkshire. The This is Our History project collected together oral recordings, written stories and images for mthe communites. Below is a table of some of the records held in the collections of West Yorksrhie Archive Service.
|15D74/10/1||1793-1819||William Paley Baildon, notes and papers concerning Reade, Bancroft, Paley and Baildon families. Including letters to F S Reade, merchant, Leeds from John Ainsworth re business 1809-1819 and letters to Mrs Paley, County Mayo, Ireland from her sister, at Langcliffe re family matters 1793-1795||Bradford|
|QD4/143-144 & QT1/3/97||1884||Finance Committee, Draft report on the removal of Scottish and Irish poor, 1866; report on financial procedure, 1884||Wakefield|
|51D99/5/10||unknown||poster, of Bingley Musical Union's presentation of an Irish Evening,
with the Dale County Show Band, at Bingley Arts Centre
|DB6/C27/8,||unknown||Letter from G A Gaskell to the Bradford Observer, concerning the radical causes of Irish distress||Bradford|
|52D00/4/1||1990||Diary for Undercliffe Middle School, Containing some notes, circulars, a leaflet concerning an Irish Day by the Bradford Irish Education Group, and claim forms for travel expenses for teachers, 1990||Bradford|
|LC/ED/60/1,||unknown||Mount St Mary's RC School Boys log book, This school was primarily attended by the Irish children living around the Mount area of Leeds.||Leeds|
|KC951,||1910 - 1942||IRISH LEAGUE CLUB, HUDDERSFIELD, RECORDS, Includes minutes 1910-1940, membership records 1919-1920, financial records 1910-1942||Kirklees|
|CP/13/6,||unknown||photo of Roscoe Inn, leeds||Leeds|
|WYL78/A/V/COLLECTION||unknown||Letters from George Reid P.R.S.A. the artist, to Samuel Smiles.||Leeds|
|SpSt/10/5,||1641-1642||Irish Rebellion, 1641-1642||Bradford|
|WYL250||1816 -1929||Marquess of Clanricarde (Ulick John de Burgh), correspondence and papers, relating to Irish affairs including militia; poor relief, railways and parliamentary elections; Indian affairs 1816, 1856-1865; Post Office business 1846-1852 (Postmaster General 1846-1852); foreign affairs mainly re Italy 1846-1860; draft despatches etc as Ambassador to Russia 1838-1841; miscellaneous political correspondence 1824-1873; family and legal correspondence and papers 1824-1867; Irish Estate papers 1857-1929||Leeds|
|WYC:1338/23||2006||File containing summary of interview and copy of interviews on CD (36 mins) made in 2006||Calderdale|
|WYP/LE/A137/235||unknown||Irish revolutionary organisations||Wakefield|