The College Archives
The Archives contain the administrative records of Worcester College and its former estates, as well as personal papers of a few former members. The College’s collections of early printed books, pamphlets, prints, drawings and manuscripts including the Clarke papers are held in the Library; enquiries about these should be directed to the Librarian, as should enquiries about the Daniel Press.
The collections in the College Archives can be divided into four groups:
- Records relating to the administration of the College, including the statutes, minute books and accounts.
- Records relating to the administration of the former College estates in Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire (the majority of these estates were sold by the College in 1919).
- Records of the admission of undergraduates, and records of student clubs and societies from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
- Personal papers of a small number of former Provosts, Fellows and undergraduates, including the papers of William Henry Hadow (1859-1937) and John Cecil Masterman (1891-1977).
There are no records relating to Gloucester College in the Archives. A very small number of documents relating to Gloucester Hall have survived in the papers of Byrom Eaton (Principal 1662-1692) and Richard Blechinden (Principal 1712-1714).
A monthly blog on items from the Archives and Library, 'Treasures of Worcester College', can be found at https://worcestercollegelibrary.wordpress.com/.
For further information about the Archives, or to arrange an appointment, please contact the Archivist. The College Archives are only open two days a week so an appointment to visit is essential.