st ives Archive
The st ives Archive is a charitable organisation working since the early 1960's to promote the preservation and protection for the public benefit the natural, historical and architectural features of St Ives in Cornwall.
The Centre, staffed by volunteers, provides information on all aspects of the history of the town of St Ives and surrounding area. It houses a large collection of newspaper articles, maps, legal documents, catalogues and books.
The collection covers the following subjects:
|Art & Literature||Buildings||Transport|
|Military & Wartime||Archaeology||Music|
There is a very extensive collection of over 14,000 photographs taken since the early days of photography in the mid 19th century to the present day. Copies of these may be ordered on-line via the Centre’s website www.stivesarchive.co.uk
Comprehensive information is available for researching family history and emigration using census returns, baptismal records, burial books and trade directories.
There is a substantial art archive, covering artists, sculptors, potters and galleries covering the entire period of the art colony from its inception in the early 1880s.
The Centre has a large number of helpful and knowledgeable volunteers who can assist visitors with their queries. It is open Tuesdays to Fridays from 10.00 – 4.00. The volunteers will also respond to enquiries received by post, telephone and e-mail.
For further information please contact:
Upper Parish Room
St Andrews Street
TR26 1AH, UK
Telephone: 01736 796408
Registered Charity No. 1136882