These women were rich and poor, privileged and unfortunate, led traditional and pioneering lives and made a huge difference to their family, friends and wider society. We have digitised letters, diaries, medical case notes and much more. We hope you will enjoy exploring these fascinating sources.
History to Herstory began in 2003, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, West Yorkshire Archive Service and its partners, the University of Huddersfield, The Bronte Society, Hull Local Studies Library, and Leeds City Council Libraries. Together we’ve selected over 80,000 archive pages illustrating women’s lives over 800 years. In 2011, The University of Huddersfield and WYAS successfully bid to JISC for funding to refresh, repurpose and rehome the resources. We have improved and upgraded the database, checked the images and created new learning materials. The University of Huddersfield will host and maintain the site.
To comment on the sources and to discuss your findings please visit the History to Herstory set on Flickr