The Hull History Centre brings together the written heritage, staff and resources of Hull City Archives, Hull Local Studies Library and Hull University Archives to form a pioneering new joint service for the people of Hull, the region and the wider research community.
The History Centre brings together the material held by the City Archives and Local studies Library with those held by the University of Hull. These include the City's borough archives, dating back to 1299 and amongst the best in the country; records relating to the port and docks of Hull; papers of companies and organisations reflecting Hull's maritime history; papers of notable individuals including Andrew Marvell, Philip Larkin, Amy Johnson and William Wilberforce; records relating to local and national politics and pressure groups; and over 100,000 photographs, illustrations; maps and plans, newspapers, special collections and reference sources relating to Hull and the East Riding.
Bringing this wealth of material together will contribute to the improvements being made in the city to raise educational aspirations and achievement. Staff at the Centre will create resources for primary and secondary schools in areas such as History, English, Literacy and Citizenship.