The Microform Research Collections at Boston Spa
Public Record Office.
Anyone with an interest in the Second World War should find in these War Cabinet Minutes fascinating glimpses into assumptions and expectations that guided the British war effort. The major events: the fall of France, Dunkirk, Battle of Britain, Western Desert, Mediterranean, Burma and Far East campaigns including the fall of Singapore, the naval and air campaigns, the liberation of Europe and the final surrender of the Axis powers. The Home Front is also covered by the minutes. Those who remember the war years can also check with any of their suspicions as to what was really in the minds of the political leaders at that time as they dealt with the immediate threats and anticipated the future.
Document Supply shelfmark: MFE 3534
Some of the items in this collection are:-
Route Book of the Gold Coast Colony, Ashanti, and the Northern Territories.
Military Report on Southern Nigeria.
Report on the Egyptian Provinces of the Sudan, Red Sea, and Equator.
Military Report on Somaliland.
Routes in the Northern Portion of the Orange River Colony.
Document Supply shelfmark: MFE 838
This is a collection of over 1,000 published works, which are mainly books and government documents covering the 18th-20th centuries. Many titles are written by historians or professional writers, but the majority are accounts of ordinary people who participated in, or directly observed, the early Western scene. An example of some of the items included in this collection are as follows:
Life in the Far West. George F. Ruxton. 1849.
Across the Plains and Over the Divide. Randall H. Hewitt. 1906.
Lights and Shadows of Mormonism. Josiah F. Gibbs. 1909.
The Hopi Indians. Walter Hough. 1915.
The Life and Adventures of Nat Love, better known in the cattle country as "Deadwood Dick", by Himself, 1907 (use this link for a picture of Nat Love)
Document Supply shelfmark: MFE 33
16 reels of microfilm (includes 1 colour microfilm).
Some of the items included in this collection are:-
Winchester College - The 1634 Catalogue.
Winchester College - The Donors' Book.
Winchester College - Tractatus et Leges.
Hippocrates - Commentary on the "Aphorismi" of Hippocrates with text.
William of Nottingham's commentary on the Harmony of Clement of Lanthony.
Document Supply shelfmark: MFR 2560
12 reels of microfilm.
Viscount Wolseley was born in Co. Dublin in 1833 and joined the army
in 1852. He served with distinction in the 2nd Burma War ( 1852-1853
), the Crimean War ( 1854-1856 ), the Indian Mutiny
( 1857-1859 ), the China War ( 1860 ), Zulu War ( 1872 ). He also headed the expedition to relieve Gordon at Khartoum (1884-1885 ) and was Commander in Chief of the British Army between 1895 and 1899.
Document Supply shelfmark: MFR 441-452
13 reels of microfilm.
This collection is divided into 7 sections, they are as follows:-
Section 1 covers Physical and Mental Health of Women.
Section 2 covers Physical and Mental Illnesses of Women.
Section 3 covers Biology, Women and the Life Cycle.
Section 4 covers Birth Control and Population Control Materials.
Section 5 covers Sex and Sexuality.
Section 6 covers Black and Third World Women and Health.
Section 7 covers Special Issues and Mass Periodicals.
Document Supply shelfmark: MFR 2392
12 reels of microfilm.
A collection of the works of Guy Aldred, including a biography " The Red Evangel " and an aid to the study of Aldred's thought, "The Essential Aldred" by John Taylor, 1983. It also includes his autobiography " No Traitor's Gait! ", which was unfinished when he died.
Document Supply shelfmark: MFR 6122