Local studies and family history resources

Photos and images

The Central Reference Library, Halifax, has an eclectic range of photographic collections and images which are listed on the table below.

 

Collection nameDates takenCoverageSearching for the photographsViewing the photographs
Aerial photographic collection1980's and 1990's (a few 1960's and 1970's)Aerial photographs of Halifax.Search for Aerial photos, or the name of the place that you are looking for, on the online catalogue.Visit the Reference Library to view the full collection. A number of Aerial Photos can be viewed on Weaver to Web, our online visual archive.
Brian Thomas Photographic Collection2007-2009Collection of over 4000 photos of Calderdale.Search for Thomas B on the online catalogueVisit the Reference Library to view this collection.
Cuttings CollectionvariousLarge collection of cuttings envelopes covering themes, people, places, events.Ask Reference staffVisit the Reference Library to view this collection.
Halifax Photographic Society Collection1960 -1970'sBuildings in Halifax that were due to be demolished.A printed index is available in the Reference Library to viewView in the Reference Library. An Index of streets where photographs were taken is available.
Halifax Photographic Society Collection1980's - early 1990'sBuildings in Halifax that were due to be demolished.A printed index is available in the Reference Library to viewView in the Reference Library. An Index of streets where photographs were taken is available.
Hugh Percy Kendall Photographic Collectionundated, but earlier than 1937Halls and Manor Houses around Calderdale.Search for HP Kendall or Kendall Hugh on the online catalogueVisit the Reference Library, or view the complete collection on Weaver to Web.
Millennium Archive Photographic Collection1999 -2000Calderdale places and people. Most of the photos cover the late 20th Century.Search for Millennium Archive on the online library catalogueVisit the Reference Library to view this collection.
Postcard CollectionundatedPlaces and buildings around Calderdale.Search for Postcard collection on the online library catalogueVisit the Reference Library to view the full collection. About half of the collection can be viewed on Weaver to Web using either the advanced search/document type if you want to browse, or doing a keyword search.
Prints19th CenturyMainly Halifax, particularly the town centre.A printed list is available to view in the Reference LibraryThe JR Smith prints, which form part of the collection are available on Weaver to Web. Other prints are available from Weaver to Web, by selecting 'print' as a document type.
Reference Portrait photographic collectionvarious datesCollection of Calderdale residents (not necessarily famous).Search for Reference portrait on the online library catalogueVisit the Reference Library to view this collection.
Photographic Collectionvarious datesA miscellaneous collection of placesSearch for Photographic Collection or the place you are looking for on the online library catalogueVisit the Reference Library to view this collection.

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