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The evaluation of each Index has been written by the local studies librarian most experienced in the use of the Index concerned. For more details please contact staff at the listed library.

Newspaper
Title

Title of Index

Date Coverage

Location

Evaluation

Ilkley Gazette

Subject Cuttings Files

1950s-

Bradford Central Library - Local Studies

Begun in 1950s. Self-indexing, arranged by subjects e.g. textile firms, schools, churches and chapels - then by name.

Major collections on topics such as fire at Valley Parade Football ground, Peter Sutcliffe (Yorkshire Ripper), immigration and ethnic minorities.

Bradford Metropolitan District area since 1974.

Local Celebrities Cuttings Files

[1920s-] 1974-

Bradford Central Library - Local Studies

Index begun in 1920s (see Bradford Observer entry). Includes some earlier cuttings and very selective at first.

Bradford County Borough area until 1974, then Bradford Metropolitan District area and coverage extended to Ilkley Gazette.

Iris

card index

1794-Sept 1802

Sheffield Central Library

Partly completed 'job creation' project.

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Keighley News

Index of deaths, marriages etc.

1862-1876 ongoing

Keighley Reference Library

Keighley Family History Society are working on indexing deaths, marriages etc. Some available in booklet form.

Obituaries File

19th century ongoing

Keighley Reference Library

 

Keighley Scrapbooks

1908-1917

1932 ongoing

Keighley Reference Library

Mainly Keighley News items and subjects.

Local Celebrities Cuttings Files

[1920s-] 1974-

Bradford Central Library - Local Studies

Index begun in 1920s (see Bradford Observer entry). Includes some earlier cuttings and very selective at first.

Bradford County Borough area until 1974, then Bradford Metropolitan District area and coverage extended to Keighley News.

Subject Cuttings Files

1950s-

Bradford Central Library - Local Studies

Begun in 1950s. Self-indexing, arranged by subjects e.g. textile firms, schools, churches and chapels - then by name.

Major collections on topics such as fire at Valley Parade Football ground, Peter Sutcliffe (Yorkshire Ripper), immigration and ethnic minorities.

Bradford Metropolitan District area since 1974.

Malton Messenger

Index

1854-1856 ongoing

Malton Library

Covers all articles pertaining to Ryedale area. Subject heading include people, churches, businesses, hotels/inns/public houses, societies and organisations etc.

Northallerton, Thirsk and Bedale Times

Local Cuttings File

c1977-to date

Northallerton Library

Cuttings under broad classifications e.g. Village/township name, biographies, transport.

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Northern Echo

Local Cuttings File

c1977-to date

Northallerton Library

Cuttings under broad classifications e.g. Village/township name, biographies, transport.

Northern Echo on CD-ROM

1990-1996

Northallerton Library

Fully searchable text on CD-ROM.

Pontefract and Castleford Express

 

Index

some coverage 1880-1970s (some subjects in more detail for 1950s-1960s).

in depth 1970s-to date

Castleford Library

All aspects of life in Castleford and some surrounding areas: people, places, events, buildings, commerce, industry, local government, education, health, transport, archaeology.

Castleford War Dead comp. by C M Rawlinson

1914-1919

Castleford Library

 

 


Local Studies Dept, Wakefield Library HQ

Index of casualties, including munitions workers, in order of surname and first names.

Obituaries and photographs.

Covers Castleford, Whitwood, Glasshoughton and Fryston

as above.

Index

c1970s (some earlier) - to date

Pontefract Library

All subjects on Pontefract locality.

Rotherham Advertiser

card index

1858-to date

Rotherham Central Library

Subjects/places/persons.

Begun as 'job creation' scheme in 1970s.

Index also includes local history society journals. Not completely accurate - not all entries give page numbers and there are some inaccuracies.

The index is kept up-to-date but there are periods where coverage is sparse.

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