Scope and Content

Papers concerning the governance of the Trust, including the structure and running of central and regional committees.
Records of central committees include Council minutes, 1946-2003; annual reports, 1947-2011; minutes of the Annual General Meeting, 1992-2003; Executive Committee minutes, 1960-1975; Business Committee minutes, 1975-2001; Scientific Committee minutes, 1975-1984; Conservation Committee minutes 1984-2001; Nature Reserves Committee minutes 1984-2001; Education and Community Committee, 1989-2000; Development Committee minutes, 1988-1990; Branches Committee minutes, 1984-1986; Potteric Carr Review Committee, 1998-2001.
Records of regional committees include minutes of the Nature Reserves Chairmen's Annual Meeting, 1972-2002; Area Group minutes, 1968-2003; Regional Committee minutes, 1987-2010.

Access Information

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws.

Acquisition Information

Deposited with the Borthwick Institute by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in 2014. Further material was deposited in 2016.

Conditions Governing Use

A reprographics service is available to researchers. 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.

Appraisal Information

The files were weeded for duplicates by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust staff prior to deposit. Material of insufficient archival value has been removed and returned to the Trust's record store in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.


Further accruals are expected.

Additional Information