York has an enormous body of resources available to anyone who wishes to understand the city’s history and heritage or to learn more about the modern city and its plans for the future. The York Civic Trust is seeking to ensure that these resources are as widely known and accessible as possible – we want York’s ‘Knowledge’ effectively handed on from generation to generation.  We hope to define comprehensively what these resources are, where they are held and how to gain access to them.

Initially we have looked at the subject areas listed below.  Others may follow.  Click on a subject below to gain access to the portal you seek. If you can add material to these pages, please let us know.

York Bibliography



Museums and Collections


Books, Articles and Public Archives

Oral History

Photography, Film and Press

Planning and Conservation

Public and Private Collections

Social and Economic History

Gardens, Parks and Local Landscapes

Societies and Academic Bodies

If you are interested in joining York Civic Trust, here is the page with our simple membership form.

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