The Rowntree Society’s collections

Through this website we are creating a focus of information that includes historical background materials, and information on where to go for further resources.

The Society does not have an archive of its own, but it is able to put people in touch with local archives and collections for further discussions about materials, items and images.

The Society produces some of its own materials, such as the Rowntree walks leaflets (currently being rewritten), and film and photographic materials.

Occasional pieces of work (often unpublished) with a Rowntree connection are sometimes made available to us, and we publish these through this section of the website with the owner’s permission.

The Rowntree Legacy – book (2016)

As part of our Heritage Lottery Fund Shared Heritage grant in 2015-2016 we produced a short book that describes the Rowntree ethos and philosophy. You can download it here

The Rowntree Legacy. If you would like a hard copy of the book, please get in touch.


York Festival of Ideas (2013)

A talk by a trustee of the Rowntree Society, Steven Burkeman, ‘What has the North ever done for social policy?’

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Pavement Exhibition (2012)

Travelling Exhibition – The Rowntree Society – an overview

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Timeline history of 28 Pavement

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Resources 2011

Article about the Rowntree Society in ‘the Friend’

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 Mr Rowntree’s Retrospect

Speech given by a trustee of the Rowntree Society, Stephen Pittam

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