YAHS Record Series
Since the Society was founded, over 160 book-length volumes have been published in the Record Series. Generally these are transcriptions of medieval or modern historical documents, with an editor's introduction. Thanks to this series, significant sources have been made accessible, and interpreted, for a wider readership. The scope of YAHS Record Series's contribution to the study of Yorkshire's past is clear from this downloadable list of titles.
To mark the 150th anniversary of the Society’s foundation a selection of fifty out-of-print YAHSRS titles was made available through the Cambridge University Press print-on-demand programme in 2013. Each volume includes a brief introduction by a member of the Record Series Committee describing the Society’s achievements in the study of the history and archaeology of England’s largest historic county, with a brief note about each work.
The acclaimed 'Early Yorkshire Charters'
The Record Series includes the 'Early Yorkshire Charters' volumes each edited by Sir Charles Clay and published as a special sequence. When the eighth of them appeared in 1955 they were described by the then doyen of early medieval scholars Sir Frank Stenton as "... the finest series of Charters now appearing anywhere in the world." They were among the selection of titles republished in 2013 by the CUP. Here is a prefatory note by Brian Barber outlining the groups of charters included in each volume.
Future volumes in the Record Series
New titles appear annually in printed book form and their production relies on regular subscriptions. You can help support continued publication by taking out a subscription by selecting 'Record Series' on the membership options page of this website.
The Record Series committee welcomes proposals for new titles and anyone considering offering work for publication should contact the General Editor for guidance.
How to buy volumes still in print
The CUP Reprints of 50 selected volumes which can be purchased from the publisher's website. Enter the title and author in the search box. Other volumes still in print are listed below and can be bought through this website.