The Archive

The W.R. Mitchell Archive is a collection of over 200 cassette tapes of which 16 have been digitised and 14 are on-line here on this website.

To discover the extent of the physical archive please download our collection description.

The W.R. Mitchell Collection Description (PDF)

We also have a handlist of the collection for download:

The W.R. Mitchell Archive Handlist (PDF)

To search the on-line archive click here.

You can also browse the lists of keywords, personal names and placenames on the sidebar to the left.


The recordings, text and images appearing on the site are the copyright of the Board of Trustees of Settle Stories Ltd or the copyright holder has granted permission to the Trustees to use them.

The W.R. Mitchell Archive is a collection of oral history recordings and other materials which were collected by Dr. W.R. Mitchell to record the past history of Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire. The Archive is maintained by Settle Stories Ltd. (registered charity no.1141649 and registered company no.7515653). The Archive is a public resource for individuals and organisations engaged in social, cultural and historical research.

Settle Stories Ltd has made every reasonable effort to contact the rights holders for the estates of the interviewees whose recordings appear on this website. Please contact info@settlestories.org.uk for further information.