The Saltaire archive collection provides insights to the history and development of Saltaire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in West Yorkshire. The collection relates to Saltaire’s buildings, people, businesses, educational institutions, community organisations and events. This includes Shipley College, Salts Mill, the Salt family and the Roberts family.
The collection comprises about 5,000 items including original and surrogate paper documents, photographs, maps/plans, newspaper cuttings, artworks, books and objects.
The time period covers the 1850s to the present day, with a particular strength in 19thC history.
Between 2018-2019 we will digitise key records and make them available via a new online catalogue.
Saltaire Stories is the education programme of Saltaire World Heritage Education Association (charity no.1158756). SWHEA was formed by three partner organisations, the Salt Foundation, Shipley College, and Saltaire United Reformed Church. It works alongside other organisations and individuals to promote educational use of the World Heritage Site.
The archive is managed by volunteers under the guidance of the Archivist. The Archive has grown over many years and now belongs to Shipley College.
Saltaire Archive welcomes visitors and researchers by prior appointment. We are open Thursdays and Fridays, 10-12, 12.30-4, and based in the Learning Resource Centre (second floor of the Exhibition Building).
We are actively seeking volunteers. Please get in touch if you have any questions about voluntary roles.