Bradford College Textile Archive

Helen Farrar

Curator

h.farrar@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

01274 433257

Bradford College Textile Archive celebrates Bradford’s industrial, educational & cultural history since it emerged as the world leading pioneer affectionately named Worstedopolis in the nineteenth century. The Bradford College Textile Archive is located within the historic Lister Building which was built in 1911, its original purpose being to replicate a vertical mill for the instruction of workers in textile manufacturing methods. The collections within the Archive offer rich inspiration for designers and authentic records for academic researchers of the textile industries, and local social and economic history.