Records of The Rowntree Society

Scope and Content

Rowntree & Co long-service certificate presented to Charlotte Wright to mark 18 years of service, signed by Oscar Rowntree, February 1930; letter from Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree to Arthur Henderson, Labour cabinet minister, as President of the Board of Education, concerning the national minimum wage, c.1916, with bibliographical notes, [21st century].

Administrative / Biographical History

The Rowntree Society was founded in York in 2001 to ‘further knowledge about the lives and legacy’ of the Rowntree family. It became a registered charity in 2004.

The society maintains a website giving detailed histories of Rowntree family members, businesses and other related organisations. It also advises on new Rowntree projects and organises events to promote the ‘Rowntree story’ in York, for which it has produced a range of accompanying educational materials.

The society is composed of a board of nine trustees. It receives funding from the Joseph Rowntree Trusts and from grant making trusts and private individuals.

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 2015.

Note

The Rowntree Society was founded in York in 2001 to ‘further knowledge about the lives and legacy’ of the Rowntree family. It became a registered charity in 2004.

The society maintains a website giving detailed histories of Rowntree family members, businesses and other related organisations. It also advises on new Rowntree projects and organises events to promote the ‘Rowntree story’ in York, for which it has produced a range of accompanying educational materials.

The society is composed of a board of nine trustees. It receives funding from the Joseph Rowntree Trusts and from grant making trusts and private individuals.

Other Finding Aids

The archive has not yet been catalogued.

Archivist's Note

Created by S. A. Shearn, 08.05.17.

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.

Accruals

Further accruals are expected.

Related Material

The Borthwick Institute also holds the records of Rowntree & Co, Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree and Oscar Rowntree (as part of the Rowntree Family Papers).

Additional Information

Published

GB193