The Annual Report of the Fellow Archivist 2005
This is the twenty-fourth Annual Report under the arrangements approved by the College in 1981.
The revised second edition of the College History is now available from the College.
The most important event of the year was the appointment of Anna Sander as Lonsdale Curator for 4 years from October 2004, on a 50:50 Archive-Library basis. I am glad to report that she is doing an absolutely terrific, imaginative and helpful job in the Archives. She has written what follows.
170 accessions have been logged on the new Accessions Register database since October 04). Notable acquisitions include:
250 enquiries have been received since October 04; about 20% came from within College, 22% from external academics and the rest from private individuals. Most of these had to do with family history and a few with house/local history.
The new A3 scanner has been used to create more than 2000 images since October 04. These are often used to respond to enquiries instead of photocopies. Many sport photo albums, matriculation photos 1949-2004, the Sladen photograph albums and the Chalet Books (1891-1996) have been digitised; much of this work was done during the Easter Vacation by Chris Wright (2nd yr Chemistry) and Michaela Bronstein (2nd yr English).
At the request of Lady Kenny, JHJ gave a guided tour and lecture to the Hertfordshire branch of the Oxford Society on Saturday 16 April 2005.
We hope to continue to employ students during vacations, and increased awareness and use of the archives by all Balliol people is welcomed and encouraged.
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.
The archives and manuscriptss of Balliol College are open by appointment to enquirers in person at the Historic Collections Centre in 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.