Explore the Archives with our first online catalogue
11 November 2020
For the first time, our Archive catalogue can now be explored online, opening up our collections to a wider group of researchers than ever before.
Until now, researchers wishing to explore our archival collections have had to rely on a hard-copy typed catalogue (first compiled in 1985) and the digital catalogue accessible only by staff. Now, thanks to the hard work of our Archivist, Dr Lucy Rutherford, and Fellow Archivist, Prof. Christopher Tyerman, anyone can search our records online.
Using our new Online Catalogue, researchers can browse all of our collection records, as well as making use of research guides and exploring featured collections. To mark Remembrance Day, these featured collections currently include the war-time diaries of Classics Fellow John Dewar Denniston, as well the college’s rolls of service and war records relating to college members.
First and Second World War collections are currently featured on the Online Catalogue
The College Archives contain, in the main, records created since our establishment in 1874, from official and administrative records to the personal papers, effects and photographs of staff and students. The survival of material from our predecessor institutions, Hart Hall/Hertford College and Magdalen Hall, has been more haphazard but all are represented in the collection, which contains records dating back to the 17th Century, including the recently conserved Magdalen Hall Buttery Books (1661-1874).