Usage of YAHS collections in Brotherton Special Collections

Another post in today’s tsunami… But many members will be very interested in this. Special Collections is keeping detailed note of who is consulting YAHS archives in the reading room.

Almost half the readers coming to SC are looking at YAHS items. Unsurprisingly, Wakefield court rolls are the single most viewed. The largest group of readers (33%) are private individuals, and 16% are YAHS members.

The 940 consulting our archives in the six months to August 2017 include 307 private individuals, 155 YAHS members, 149 university staff and postgraduates, with 125 visiting postgrads and 55 visiting academics.