News from the Archives


  • The papers of Dr John Shakeshaft, recently given to the College Archives by his executor, have now been catalogued. Prior to adding the catalogue entries to the Janus website, please contact the Archivist if you would like to view these papers.

  • The College's larger photographs and collection of College blazers were re-packaged into acid free archive boxes over the summer. Packaging into larger boxes will aid their long term preservation. 

  • The College's collection of oil paintings can now be viewed online via the Art UK website (formerly Your Paintings). If you have any questions about the paintings please get in touch with the Archivist.

Recent accessions       

  • Papers of R. C. Evans, Fellow of the College 1947-1977
  • MCR Minutes and Photographs
  • Letters from George Forrest Browne to M. R. James 1925
  • Memories of Gostlin House 

Can you help? 

The College is always pleased to receive donations of material that relate to the College. Please get in touch with the Archivist if you think you have material that may be of interest.

Currently, the Archive is particularly seeking the following:

  • Material relating to the College and its members during the First and Second World Wars;
  • Records of the JCR, especially the JCR Suggestions Books for 1945 onwards; **September 2017: the JCR suggestions book for 1971-1973 has been located**
  • Material relating to College Balls;
  • Student Society records, including termcards and photographs. 

Online Images

Each term, to publicise the College's archive holdings, the Archivist will be making a small selection of images of documents from the College archives available online. For Easter Term 2018, we look at teh events held during May Week of 1910.

Previous Images

Earlier sets of online images can be seen here.