Guide to related records and information not held by the Archives
The following is a guide to records and information which we do not hold, but about which we often receive enquiries. The guide aims to give you further information about where you might find these records. Where possible links have been given to websites of other bodies which hold related records. Please note that the University Archives is not responsible for the content of these sites.
1. University clubs and societies
Records of University clubs, where they have been deposited, are held by the Bodleian Library Department of Special Collections. Enquires about these should be sent to Specialcollections.firstname.lastname@example.org . It is also possible that the records have not been deposited and remain with the club itself. A list of current University clubs and societies can be found on the University clubs and societies website.
2. Personal papers
The University Archives holds only the administrative records of the University itself and does not collect personal papers of former members of the University. If these have been deposited with the University, it is likely that they are held by the Bodleian Library Department of Special Collections; enquiries to which should be sent to Specialcollections.email@example.com . Alternatively, personal papers may have been deposited with the individual's former college (see 3. College archives for details).
3. College archives
The colleges in Oxford maintain their own archives. Contact details, with descriptions of the holdings of some colleges, are available from the Oxford College Archives website. A full ist of colleges can also be found on the University website.
4. Archives of the Bodleian Library
The Bodleian Library maintains its own archives (known as Library Records) in the Department of Special Collections.
5. Oxford University Press
The Press maintains its own archives. Further information can be found on the OUP Archives website.
6. Current information about the University today
For current information about the University, please contact the University News and Information Office.
7. Current contact details for former students
We do not hold any details of current addresses or contact details for former students. The University Alumni Office may be able to assist.