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Historical Textile Archives

The SDC archives are housed at Bradford College, Great Horton Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire. They contain a wealth of information about 150 years of textile manufacture with products as diverse as fine silk, rayon, mohair, velvets and worsted cloth.

The collection includes: pattern books, colour cards, student workbooks, company documents and trade journals.

The archive includes dyers notebooks and recipes. Also papers documenting the day-to-day dealings of various textile trade organisations in Bradford district (minute books and cash records) plus text books and trade journals such as Wool Record (from 1913) the Journal of the Textile Institute, Textile Month, Wool Science Review and Textile Horizon.

For further information about access to the archive please contact Helen Farrar, Curator, Textile Archive at the College on 01274 433257 or email

Society of Dyers and Colourists

Perkin House, 82 Grattan Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 2LU, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1274 725138, Email:
Charity Registration No: 212331, VAT No: 247 9485 55

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