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 The Archive’s brochure opens with the following lines:

"Since Louis Le Prince first pointed his camera and recorded the scenes on Leeds Bridge in 1888, professional and amateur cine makers alike have been capturing Yorkshire life on film…"

The Archive specializes in the assessment and repair of film and, to date, has been responsible for the preservation of over two and half thousand reels. For the purposes of access and research all acquired material, which consists of film produced by both professional and amateur cinematographers over the last century, is copied onto video tape and documented. Subjects include crafts, traditions, local industry, leisure activities and family life in Yorkshire.

Records of the Archive’s holdings are in the form of a computer database which contains details of the place, date, subject and content of each item in the collection.

Among the facilities on site is a fully equipped video and film viewing area.

To obtain access to the Archive or to obtain further information, please telephone or email:

The Yorkshire Film Archive
The College of York St John
Lord Mayor's Walk,
York YO31 7EX

Tel: +44 (0)1904 716 550

E-mail: yfa@yorksj.ac.uk