Search the St Edmund Hall archive online

23 Jun 2017

Vice-Principal Liddon with undergraduates in the Front Quad in1862
Vice-Principal Liddon with undergraduates in the Front Quad, 1862

The recorded heritage of the College, which covers both administrative and social aspects, has been made available to search online. Material in the archive dates back to the seventeenth century, although St Edmund Hall itself is of course much older, with the earliest written reference to it dating back to 1317.

Most of the content was previously only available by written application to Rob Petre, St Edmund Hall’s Archivist, and he is keen to make the whole process easier and more accessible for all. Rob has worked with Derby-based company Soutron, who have created a cloud-based online portal where users can perform simple and straightforward searches. The results can then be viewed online and requests made for an appointment to view the actual physical documents and printed materials.

“By getting our archive online we’re hoping to make the collection better known – from photographs of Victorian students to dossiers on war-time servicemen, from Stuart era accounts to 21st century digital recordings,” said Rob. “With selected records displayed along with a hierarchical tree, it really opens up related items within the collection. It should prove to be an excellent resource for anyone viewing the archive.”

You can find out more and access the collection here. If you find any errors or have further information about any of our items, please do contact Rob on so that we can continue to improve the quality of information available on the archive.

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