News from the Archives


  • The papers of Dr Robert Evans (1909-2005), given to the College Archives in 2017, 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 collection contains several items relating to the Crispin, Evans and Austen-Leigh families.

  • The A-Z of the Archive is continuing on the College's Twitter feed and a new letter comes out each Thursday.

  • 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       

  • MCR Minutes and Photographs
  • Letters from George Forrest Browne to M. R. James 1925
  • Memories of Gostlin House 
  • College Rugby Club photograph 1950-1951

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 1945-1971, and post 1973;
  • Photographs and information about St. Chad's;
  • 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 the Long Vacataion 2018, we look at College's 1906 Tennis Team.

Previous Images

Earlier sets of online images can be seen here.