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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:

  1. University clubs and societies, including sports clubs
  2. Personal papers of University figures
  3. College archives
  4. Archives of the Bodleian Library
  5. Oxford University Press
  6. Current information about the University today
  7. Current contact details for former students

Where possible, links are provided to the websites of other bodies which hold relevant 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. Enquiries about these should be sent to . It is also possible that the records have not been deposited and remain with the club itself.


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 can be sent to . A useful resource for tracking down personal papers is the National Register of Archives .


3. College Archives

The colleges in Oxford maintain their own archives. Contact details with descriptions of the holdings of some of the colleges are available from the Oxford College Archives website. There is also a useful List of Colleges on the University web site.


4. Archives of the Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library maintains its own archives, 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

We do not hold any material concerning the University today. For current information about the University, please contact the University Press & 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 Oxford University Society, the University's offical alumni organisation, may have information about current contact details. Alternatively, the Development Office of the member's former college may hold current information. Contact details for individual colleges may be available via the List of colleges on the main University website.

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