York 2000

Scope and Content

The collection is a mixture of typical records (e.g. minutes, invoices), background materials (e.g. academic studies, government reports, pressure group literature) and materials which relate directly to York 2000's interests and method of working (e.g. the relationship with consultants, the drafts of evidence and the publication York 2000 People in Protest). The collection demonstrates how York 2000 went about its business. It also gives evidence of the close personal connections between the various conservation organisations in York and the extent to which the membership of those organisations overlapped.


The original arrangement is unknown. A decision was taken to arrange the collection in three series, David Cummin, Jean Wallace and Membership, the first two being based on the apparent provenance of the papers. It was not clear that Membership could be allocated to either of the other series. There is duplication between the first two series and consideration was given to amalgamating them. However, it was felt that this would destroy the strong impression given by the collection that David Cummin and Jean Wallace were key personalities in York 2000.

Access Information


Material is available subject to the usual terms and conditions of access to Archives and Local History collections.

Other Finding Aids

The collection has been catalogued to file level. Box lists are available for the Jean Wallace series.

Custodial History

The archive's accessions records state that the collection was deposited in 1987 and 1989. Unfortunately, there is no other surviving documentation relating to the collection. David Cummin and Jean Wallace, the principal creators, both died in early 1989 and it is supposed that the collection was deposited by their respective executors.


None expected.

Related Material

Accession 426 Harold Green papers contains a folder marked "York Group Transport 2000". There are City of York Council and North Yorkshire County Council records relating to the inner ring-road and the various planning inquiries.


People in Protest;The York Cook BookPublished by York 2000.The Jean Wallace Memorial Lecture Continuing City - The Challenge of Change by Professor Patrick NuttgensPrinted by William Sessions Limited, York

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