Note: The original archive material is now housed in the Borthwick Institute for Archives, located at the University of York. For the material up to the second world war see the Papers of the York Symphony Orchestra 1898-1937.
The archive comprises:
- Lists of the works performed in all concerts given by the Orchestra since its foundation.
There are four sections, covering the periods 1898-1915, 1919-1939, 1948-1980 and 1980-present.
- Lists of all the Conductors and Leaders since 1898;
- Lists of the orchestra’s Officers (secretaries and chairmen) since 1910;
- Selected documents from the history of the orchestra, including reproductions of the programmes and the text of many reviews and other documents;
- Reproductions of some historic pictures of the orchestra.