Related records

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 . 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 . 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.  


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