Cemetery Research Group Photographic Archive

Scope and Content

Photographs of local authority cemeteries showing types of landscaping and individual memorials or inscriptions, with indexes. Cemeteries include Avonview Cemetery, Bristol; Cathays Cemetery, Cardiff; Harlow Hill Cemetery, Harrogate; Isleworth Cemetery, Hounslow; Ipswich Old Cemetery, Ipswich; St Pancras and Islington Cemetery, Islington; City Cemetery, Norwich; Weston Mill Cemetery, Plymouth; Richmond and East Sheen Cemetery, Richmond; General Cemetery, Sheffield.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Cemetery Research Group (CRG) was established at the University of York in 1990 when a group of interdisciplinary academics secured funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for research into local authorities and cemetery conservation.

Part of the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the university, the CRG explores cemetery history and policy from c.1740 to the present in the UK and around the world and receives funding from the ESRC and local authorities. It also organises the annual Cemeteries Colloquium, which is held at King's Manor, York.

Conditions Governing Access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws. 24 hours' notice is required to access photographic material.

Acquisition Information

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1993 by the Cemetery Research Group.

Note

The Cemetery Research Group (CRG) was established at the University of York in 1990 when a group of interdisciplinary academics secured funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for research into local authorities and cemetery conservation.

Part of the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the university, the CRG explores cemetery history and policy from c.1740 to the present in the UK and around the world and receives funding from the ESRC and local authorities. It also organises the annual Cemeteries Colloquium, which is held at King's Manor, York.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute.

Archivist's Note

Created by S. A. Shearn, 17.06.15.

Conditions Governing Use

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Custodial History

The archive was produced as part of the ERSC funded project, 'Public Policy and the Land Use and Conservation of Urban Cemeteries and Churchyards.'

Accruals

Further accruals are not expected.

Additional Information

Published

GB 193

Corporate Names