News from the Archives


  • The A-Z of the Archive is almost complete on the College's Twitter feed. A new letter comes out each Thursday, don't miss the last few in the run up to Christmas!

  • A list of College Chaplains is now available on the College website.

  • 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       

  • World War I documentation concerning to former members
  • Material relating to an expedition undertaken by Cambridge University students, including some from St. Catharine's to North West Portugal in the summers of 1953 and 1954

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 Michaelmas Term 2018, we look at matriculation, and more precisely, the 1898 College matriculation photograph.

Previous Images

Earlier sets of online images can be seen here.