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Before making an enquiry, please ensure that you have as much information as possible from this website, particularly about Balliol's collections and about consulting them, and from other printed and online resources about your research subject. This will make your enquiry and any subsequent correspondence and research visits as efficient as possible. Follow the quick links below for more information about Balliol's holdings in several main categories:

Archives and Manuscripts

  • what’s in the college archives and manuscript collections
  • how to make enquiries
  • how to visit the archives, and more…

Past Members

  • trace a past member
  • learn about some of Balliol's famous old members, and more...

College History

  • learn about Balliol's claim to be the oldest college in Oxford
  • find out about the College's founders and more...

Freedom of Information

-visit Balliol's Freedom of Information pages on the main college website

Records Management

-Balliol intranet only


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You do not need to request permission to download or print one copy of any of the images on these pages for your personal private study or research purposes.
You do need to request permission in writing to use any of these images for any publication in any format, including any use on a website.

The archives and manuscript collections of Balliol College are  open by appointment to enquirers in person in their new accommodation at St Cross Church, Holywell.
Enquiries should be sent in writing (email or post) to the Archivist.
There is no charge for Archive enquiries, but donations for Archive purposes are always appreciated.
Updated 29.xi.13
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