Gardiner, Arthur, personal papers and library

Scope and Content

Personal papers of Arthur Gardiner, notable conscientious objector during the First World War and later Mayor of Huddersfield

Papers include letters and diary, photographs, Conscientious Objection Tribunal and newspaper cuttings.

Library of works (by other authors) chiefly on socialism, politics, local and national history, science, social history.

Access Information

Original available for consultation by appointment

Archivist's Note

New accession is CB19-21

Custodial History

Library purchased at Bramley's autioneers by ?Cyril Pearce and probably deposited at the University during the first half of 2010. Some of the collection had previously been sold in 1982 to Toll House books.

In 2016 Arthur Gardiner's son (Donald Gardiner) found more of his father's books and wanted them to be deposited with the rest of his father's library, along with some personal papers.

Related Material

JPM/2/9 - typescript of Arthur Gardiner in conversation with Stephen Mennell and Adrian Mellor 1967.