The College Archive is the repository for the official records of the College, its members, related societies and companies.

St Hilda's College Archive was established by the College Librarian between 1976 and 1984. Our archived documents, both paper and digital, support the current operations of the College by providing documentation of past decisions and activities. They also preserve the collective memory of the College for future generations. In 2005, the Archive was moved to purpose-built accommodation as part of a Library extension.

Catalogues and Collections

Our collections include the Sue Lloyd-Roberts archive, which was donated to us in 2016. The papers include newspaper cuttings, photographs, correspondence and speeches. Please email the archivist for further information. We also hold the Lucy Faithfull and Elizabeth Maconchy catalogues. A guide to the catalogues and indexes for research is available to visitors. A subject index for our key collections is also available to download.

Accessing the Collection

The Archivist is happy to answer preliminary enquiries about the holdings of the Archive by e-mail or by post:

Oliver Mahony, St Hilda’s College Archivist, St. Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY

Researchers wishing to visit the Archive may do so on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9.30am – 4.30pm, by making an appointment with the Archivist. Researchers will be required to fill in a registration form which includes consent to the Rules for Researchers.

Copies of material may be made available at the discretion of the Archivist and a charge will be made for copying and reproduction. 

Further resources

Resources in St Hilda's College ArchivesScience students at St Hilda's College holding embalms of their subjects, 1896-97