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Summary catalogue - Photographs

PHOTOGRAPHS

Occasions

Recording visits by Heads of State or Government, 19th - 20th centuries.

Buildings

Photographs of buildings are numerous, but the collection is not as good as the one in the Oxford City Central (Westgate) Library.  19th - 20th centuries.  Of particular interest are those which show features now destroyed or concealed:

  • The old Hall, interior, about 1865.
  • The Library during conversion work in 1959, showing the arches of the mediaeval screens passage.
  • Chapel interiors, about 1880.
  • The College from Broad Street, about 1860.
  • Views in the Garden Quadrangle before and during rebuilding works, 1960 - 1965.
  • A house in St Giles next to the back gate, about 1906.
  • Views of old buildings just inside the back gate, shortly before demolition, about 1960.
  • The Balliol-Trinity Laboratories, 20th century.

Groups

Posed groups, often but not invariably with identifications, both mounted for framing and in albums.  Very numerous indeed, including the following:

  • Matriculation groups, 1914, 1935, 1949 - 1981.
  • Members of the Junior Common Room, 1879, 1888, 1891 - 1911, 1922 - 1925, 1926 - 1935, 1942 - 1960.
  • Members of the Senior Common Room, 1867 - 1869, 1912, 1940, 1945.
  • Boat Club, 1860 - 1959. 17 large albums.
  • Other sports, 1884 - 1938. 5 large albums.

Societies

  • Arnold Society, 1898.
  • Arnold and Brackenbury Society, 1956.
  • Brackenbury Society, 1870 - 1910.
  • Dervorguilla Society, 1873 - 1909, 1925, 1930.
  • Younger Society, 1948, 1955, 1957.

- John Jones


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